97th DOG Annual Meeting 1999

K470

QUALITY OF CARE OF PATIENTS UNDERGOING OUT- OR IN-PATIENT CATARACT SURGERY

E. Bühler, Warnecke, J. Weindler, A. Reuscher

Purpose: The aim of the study was to evaluate the patient`s quality of care of out- and in-patient cataract surgery

Methods: 200 patients were tested before cataract surgery with a standardized interview: 100 outpatients and 100 inpatients. The following criteria were evaluated: causes of decision for ambulatory or stationary cataract operation, actual requirements for care and available possibilities of care.

Results: The average age of outpatients was 69 years and of inpatients 74 years. More women underwent inpatient cataract surgery. These women were older and in most cases alone. The requirements for inpatients and outpatients were similar.

Discussion: Outpatient cataract surgery is possible for more patients, if ambulatory servicies would offer the timely limited requirements of care for outpatients.

Geriatrischer Schwerpunkt, Städtische Kliniken, 73730 Esslingen; Augenabteilung, Städtische Kliniken, 73730 Esslingen


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