Incidence and causes of ocular surgery cancellations in an ambulatory surgical center

Bonnie A. Henderson, Miguel Naveiras, Nicholas Butler, Ellen Hertzmark, Zandra Ferrufino-Ponce

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PURPOSE: To report the incidence and analyze potentially preventable causes of ocular surgery cancellations. SETTING: Ambulatory Care Surgical Center of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. METHODS: A retrospective review of the ambulatory surgical center cancellation records and patient medical records from December 2001 to December 2003 was conducted. The primary statistical analysis was conditional logistic regression. RESULTS: Three hundred seventy-nine of 7153 (5.3%) ambulatory ophthalmic surgeries were cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled start time. Cancellation rates varied by patient age, with the rate among children being highest (8.7%) and that among older patients (age 60+) lowest (4.9%; P = .08). Surgeons who performed at least 4 surgeries per month on average had the lowest cancellation rate (P = .08). Cancellations occurred less frequently in warmer months (June, 3.3%; August, 4.2%) than during the rest of the seasons (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-102
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Volume32
Issue number1
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StatePublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Incidence and causes of ocular surgery cancellations in an ambulatory surgical center. / Henderson, Bonnie A.; Naveiras, Miguel; Butler, Nicholas; Hertzmark, Ellen; Ferrufino-Ponce, Zandra.

In: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Vol. 32, No. 1, 01.2006, p. 95-102.

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Henderson, BA, Naveiras, M, Butler, N, Hertzmark, E & Ferrufino-Ponce, Z 2006, 'Incidence and causes of ocular surgery cancellations in an ambulatory surgical center', Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 95-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrs.2005.11.013
Henderson, Bonnie A. ; Naveiras, Miguel ; Butler, Nicholas ; Hertzmark, Ellen ; Ferrufino-Ponce, Zandra. / Incidence and causes of ocular surgery cancellations in an ambulatory surgical center. In: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2006 ; Vol. 32, No. 1. pp. 95-102.
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