Cataract surgical rate in Fars Province: Distribution and trend from 2006 to 2010

Hashemi, H. and Rezvan, F. and Khabazkhoob, M. and Gilasi, H.R. and Etemad, K. and Mahdavi, A. and Asgari, S. (2016) Cataract surgical rate in Fars Province: Distribution and trend from 2006 to 2010. Journal of Current Ophthalmology, 28 (1). pp. 43-45.

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Purpose: To determine changes in cataract surgical rate (CSR) in Fars Province from 2006 to 2010 and identify the contributions of public and private sectors. Methods: This descriptive report is part of the Iranian Cataract Surgery Survey. To determine the provincial CSR, weights of major (>3000 annual surgeries) and minor (�3000) centers were calculated based on the number of centers chosen for each year and multiplied by their numbers of surgeries. To determine public and private sectors' contributions, the numbers of surgeries in each sector were estimated based on the number of sampled centers. Results: Overall, CSR improved by 25; the number of CS decreased by 16 in the public sector and increased by 157 in the private sector. In 2006, the public sector contributed to 69 of the CSR, and by 2010, this rate had decreased to 43. Conclusion: The decreasing contribution of the public sector calls for studies to identify causes and remove potential barriers. © 2015 Iranian Society of Ophthalmology.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Article; cataract; cataract extraction; clinical competence; descriptive research; human; Iran; major clinical study; major surgery; medical record review; minor surgery; private practice; public health service; treatment outcome; trend study
Subjects: Health Professions
Divisions: Faculty of Health > Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2017 22:14
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 22:14

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