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Work time estimates for ophthalmic diagnoses and procedures. Results from the Eye Care Workforce Study.

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Jackson, CA; Brown, JA; Relles, DA; Lee, PP
Published in: Arch Ophthalmol
July 1998

OBJECTIVE: To provide estimates of patient-level annual ophthalmologist work times for the care of common ophthalmic conditions and patient-level global surgical care time for common or important ophthalmic procedures. METHODS: A random sample of the domestic membership (excluding members-in-training) of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, stratified by self-designated practice concentration, was surveyed in 1994 to provide estimates of work times for common ophthalmic services. RESULTS: Comprehensive and subspecialty-specific results were obtained for ophthalmic diagnoses, services, and surgical procedures. For ophthalmic diagnoses and services, initial and follow-up visit work times are reported for comprehensive and subspecialty ophthalmologists separately. For common surgical procedures, aggregate results based on comprehensive and subspecialist survey responses are reported. CONCLUSIONS: These ophthalmology-specific survey results can be used for a variety of purposes, including practice management, "benchmarking," health plan administration and national workforce planning. Such surveys should be repeated as techniques and practice patterns change over time.

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Arch Ophthalmol

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0003-9950

Publication Date

July 1998

Volume

116

Issue

7

Start / End Page

922 / 928

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Workload
  • United States
  • Time and Motion Studies
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Societies, Medical
  • Relative Value Scales
  • Random Allocation
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • Ophthalmology & Optometry
  • Ophthalmology
 

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Jackson, C. A., Brown, J. A., Relles, D. A., & Lee, P. P. (1998). Work time estimates for ophthalmic diagnoses and procedures. Results from the Eye Care Workforce Study. Arch Ophthalmol, 116(7), 922–928. https://doi.org/10.1001/archopht.116.7.922
Jackson, C. A., J. A. Brown, D. A. Relles, and P. P. Lee. “Work time estimates for ophthalmic diagnoses and procedures. Results from the Eye Care Workforce Study.Arch Ophthalmol 116, no. 7 (July 1998): 922–28. https://doi.org/10.1001/archopht.116.7.922.
Jackson CA, Brown JA, Relles DA, Lee PP. Work time estimates for ophthalmic diagnoses and procedures. Results from the Eye Care Workforce Study. Arch Ophthalmol. 1998 Jul;116(7):922–8.
Jackson, C. A., et al. “Work time estimates for ophthalmic diagnoses and procedures. Results from the Eye Care Workforce Study.Arch Ophthalmol, vol. 116, no. 7, July 1998, pp. 922–28. Pubmed, doi:10.1001/archopht.116.7.922.
Jackson CA, Brown JA, Relles DA, Lee PP. Work time estimates for ophthalmic diagnoses and procedures. Results from the Eye Care Workforce Study. Arch Ophthalmol. 1998 Jul;116(7):922–928.

Published In

Arch Ophthalmol

DOI

ISSN

0003-9950

Publication Date

July 1998

Volume

116

Issue

7

Start / End Page

922 / 928

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Workload
  • United States
  • Time and Motion Studies
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Societies, Medical
  • Relative Value Scales
  • Random Allocation
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • Ophthalmology & Optometry
  • Ophthalmology