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Unnecessary testing preformed on some cataract patients
Unnecessary testing preformed on some cataract patients (April 21, 2015 - Insidermedicine)
From California - Research published in the NEJM finds that unnecessary preoperative testing is done on cataract patients, even if it is not indicated. Researchers studied over 440,000 patients undergoing cataract surgery. Results showed that although most ophthalmologists did not perform excess preoperative testing on their patients, a small group of ophthalmologists accounted for over 84% of excess tests being performed. As such, it seems these excess are driven by the physician's practice as opposed to patient characteristics.
 
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