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Revista de Saúde Pública

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Abstract

LIRA, Rodrigo Pessoa Cavalcanti et al. Reasons for cataract surgery cancelation. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 2001, vol.35, n.5, pp. 487-489. ISSN 0034-8910.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89102001000500013.

To study the reasons for canceling cataract surgeries, and to suggest actions to improve the efficiency of patient care. A cross-sectional study was carried out in a university hospital's ophthalmology clinic of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Two hundred subjects were randomly selected. The mean age was 68± 11.4 years old. The reasons for canceling surgery were: unpropitious clinical condition (23.1%); tight schedule (35.9%); and patient non-attendance (41%). Most of the reasons related to social issues and the hospital's administrative aspects.

Keywords : Cataract extraction; Hospitals, university; Causes of suspension.

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