Study Suggests Cost-Effectiveness Of Resident-Performed Cataract Surgery For Uninsured Patients

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A study at a Seattle hospital suggests that supervised, resident-performed cataract surgery is successful and cost-effective in an underserved patient population, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Ophthalmology, a JAMA Network publication. The literature regarding resident physician influence on patient cost and surgical outcomes is inconclusive, Daniel B. Moore, M.D., and Mark A. Slabaugh, M.D., of the University of Washington, Seattle, write in the study background… (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)