Hospital utilization and its effects on vision

Here's how hospital stays can affect vision


I’m Dr. Doug Katsev for the Medical News Minute.

Published in JAMA Ophthalmology, a retrospective study looked at impaired vision on hospital utilization.

The conclusion?

Enrollees in Medicare or private health insurance with vision impairment had longer length of stays and higher readmission rates

Focusing on vision-related issues in this population may have a significant impact on reducing costs and improving patient satisfaction

I’m Dr. Doug Katsev for the Medical News Minute

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