The urgent need to develop emergency EYE care in the UK: the way forward?

J. C. Buchan (Lead / Corresponding author), B. Barnes, A. Cassels-Brown, B. Y. Chang, J. Harcourt, R. F. Pilling, D. Shickle, A. F. Spencer, S. A. Vernon, C. MacEwen

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    Abstract

    For two decades prior to 2004, a steady state existed of ~14 million general Accident and Emergency (A&E) annual attendances in England. This total has risen each year since, with 22.9 million attendances recorded in 2015/16 (https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/06/Monthly-AE-Report-December-16.pdf). Resultant pressure on A&E has received a great deal of public attention and extra resourcing with medical staff numbers rising 71% from 2002 to 2012.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1515-1518
    Number of pages4
    JournalEye
    Volume31
    Early online date16 Jun 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2017

    Keywords

    • emergency eye care
    • ophthalmology
    • accident and emergency

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