19 practices ID'd that reduce cataract times

October 2009
Same-Day Surgery;Oct2009 Supplement, p3
Academic Journal
The article discusses the identification of 19 new practices that will reduce facility times in ambulatory centers that performs cataract extraction with lens insertion. These practices are reported in the "Cataract Extraction with Lens Insertion 2008 Report: Performance Measurement and Benchmarking in Ambulatory Organizations." Included in the practices is calling the patient a day prior to surgery to remind them of the pre-operative preparations.


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