Changing workload in ophthalmology: some observations from routine statistics.Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983; 286 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.286.6377.1560 (Published 14 May 1983) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983;286:1560
- M J Goldacre,
- R M Ingram
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.