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Children with squints and old people with cataracts account for most of the work of ophthalmologists. Recent demographic changes have led to fewer children and more elderly patients needing treatment. So far the increased workload has been met by shortening the time patients spend in hospital, but with striking variations between districts.

Original publication

DOI

10.1136/bmj.286.6377.1560

Type

Journal article

Journal

British medical journal (Clinical research ed.)

Publication Date

05/1983

Volume

286

Pages

1560 - 1561

Keywords

Humans, Strabismus, Length of Stay, Cataract Extraction, Ophthalmology, Population Density, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Middle Aged, Child, Child, Preschool, Infant, Hospital Departments, England, Wales, Female, Male