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

May 24, 2018

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.

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