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    10 things you may have missed at ARVO

     

    7. Vision loss linked with increased length of hospital stay, re-admission rates

    Research presented by Lighthouse Guild showed that people with vision problems admitted to the hospital for common ailments spend more time in the hospital and are more likely to be readmitted compared with their non-visually impaired counterparts. The financial implications of these findings are about $2.7 billion every year in excess hospital costs of Medicare patients.

     

    Jolie Higazi
    Jolie is the Content Specialist for Ophthalmology Times. She can be reached at jolie.higazi@advanstar.com.

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