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GP referrals may explain fivefold difference in rates of squint surgery across England

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2268 (Published 11 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2268
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1BMJ

The proportion of children aged under 15 years in England undergoing surgery to correct squint has fallen threefold in the past 50 years, though there is much variation in the proportion around the country, a study has found.

Researchers from Surrey, London, and Oxford used routine hospital data collected as part of the Oxford record linkage study from 1963 to 2010 and figures from across local authorities in England from 1968 to 2010 to look at …

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