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This study reviewed 102 decisions on error reports in ophthalmic health care in Sweden between March 2017 and October 2018. The study included children, adults, women and men. We found that there was a clear association between long waiting times for ophthalmic health care and negative visual outcomes. As a result of care delay, 71 percent of the patients had moderate vision loss and 17 percent of the patients experienced severe vision loss. Patients with glaucoma and wet macular degeneration accounted for the majority of the patients with negative outcomes. Timely follow-up and prompt treatment are critical to patients' visual outcomes.
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An interval of care by a health care facility or provider for a specific medical problem or condition. It may be continuous or it may consist of a series of intervals marked by one or more brief separations from care, and can also identify the sequence of care (e.g., emergency, inpatient, outpatient), thus serving as one measure of health care provided.
Health care services that are respectful of and responsive to the health beliefs, practices and cultural and linguistic needs of diverse patients. The provider and the patient each bring their individual learned patterns of language and culture to the health care experience which must be transcended to achieve equal access and quality health care.
Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)
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Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.
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Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that is devoted to the study and treatment of eye diseases. As well as mild visual defects correctable by lenses, ophthalmology is concerned with glaucoma, uveitis and other serious conditions affecting the eye, ...