Are older individuals less likely to undergo cataract surgery if they have small support groups?

Are older individuals less likely to undergo cataract surgery if they have small support groups? A retrospective cohort study of Medicare patients published in JAMA Ophthalmology looked at this question.

Are older individuals less likely to undergo cataract surgery if they have small support groups? A retrospective cohort study of Medicare patients published in JAMA Ophthalmology looked at this question.

 

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Are older individuals less likely to undergo cataract surgery if they have small support groups?
A retrospective cohort study of Medicare patients published in JAMA Ophthalmology looked at this question.
The conclusion?
Patients with less than two non-spouse family members in their support group were less likely to undergo cataract surgery in this study.
I’m Dr. Doug Katsev for the Medical News Minute.