Comparison of CDE data in phacoemulsification between an open hospital-based ambulatory surgical center and a free-standing ambulatory surgical center
Ming Chen1, Mindy Chen2
1University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA; 2University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
Abstract: Mean CDE (cumulative dissipated energy) values were compared for an open hospital-based surgical center and a free-standing surgical center. The same model of phacoemulsifier (Alcon Infiniti Ozil) was used. Mean CDE values showed that surgeons (individual private practice) at the free-standing surgical center were more efficient than surgeons (individual private practice) at the open hospital-based surgical center (mean CDE at the hospital-based surgical center 18.96 seconds [SD = 12.51]; mean CDE at the free-standing surgical center 13.2 seconds [SD = 9.5]). CDE can be used to monitor the efficiency of a cataract surgeon and surgical center in phacoemulsification. The CDE value may be used by institutions as one of the indicators for quality control and audit in phacoemulsification.
Keywords: CDE (cumulative dissipated energy), open hospital-based ambulatory surgical center, free-standing surgical center, phacoemulsification
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