Elective surgery ophthalmology

Private hospitals must ‘pick up the slack’ amid ophthalmology elective surgery blow out

The Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) believes private hospitals should play an essential role in clearing the backlog of public elective surgeries. It comes as fresh data shows wait times for ophthalmic procedures increased by 6.5 weeks in 2020-21 compared to pre-pandemic levels and have more than doubled to 172 days for cataract surgery.
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