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Inequity in waiting for cataract surgery - an analysis of data from the Swedish National Cataract Register.

Smirthwaite, Goldina; Lundström, Mats LU ; Wijma, Barbro; Lykke, Nina and Swahnberg, Katarina (2016) In International Journal for Equity in Health 15(1).
Abstract
Swedish Health and Medical Services act states that good care should be given to the entire population on equal terms. Still studies show that access to care in Sweden differ related to for example gender and socioeconomic variables. One of the areas in Swedish health care that has attracted attention for potential inequity in access is Cataract Extraction (CE). Previous studies of access to CE in Sweden show that female patients have in general poorer vision before they are operated and longer waiting times for CE than male patients. The aim of the study was to describe the waiting times in different patient groups with regards to visual acuity, gender, age, native country, educational level, annual income and whether the patient was... (More)
Swedish Health and Medical Services act states that good care should be given to the entire population on equal terms. Still studies show that access to care in Sweden differ related to for example gender and socioeconomic variables. One of the areas in Swedish health care that has attracted attention for potential inequity in access is Cataract Extraction (CE). Previous studies of access to CE in Sweden show that female patients have in general poorer vision before they are operated and longer waiting times for CE than male patients. The aim of the study was to describe the waiting times in different patient groups with regards to visual acuity, gender, age, native country, educational level, annual income and whether the patient was retired or still working. (Less)
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  series       = {International Journal for Equity in Health},
  title        = {Inequity in waiting for cataract surgery - an analysis of data from the Swedish National Cataract Register.},
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  volume       = {15},
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