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Factors Influencing the Success of Rural Cataract Surgery Programs in China: The Study of Hospital Administration and Relative Productivity (SHARP)

Tianyu Liu, Ee Lin Ong, Xixi Yan, Xinxing Guo, Mingguang He, David Friedman, Nathan Congdon

Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science | ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC | Published : 2013


PURPOSE: To explore factors potentially influencing the success or failure of rural Chinese hospitals in increasing cataract surgical output and quality. METHODS: Focus groups (FGs, n = 10) were conducted with hospital administrators, doctors, and nurses at 28 county hospitals in Guangdong Province. Discussions explored respondents' views on increasing surgical volume and quality and improving patient satisfaction. Respondents numerically ranked possible strategies to increase surgical volume and quality and patient satisfaction. FG transcripts were independently coded by two reviewers utilizing the constant comparative method following the grounded theory approach, and numerical responses w..

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