Making cataract surgery available in rural hospitals can have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people living in rural areas. Cataracts are a common cause of blindness, and they tend to be more prevalent in rural areas, where access to medical care may be limited.
By providing cataract surgery in rural hospitals, people living in these areas can receive treatment closer to home, without having to travel long distances to urban centers. This can save them time and money, as well as reduce the stress associated with travel. Making surgery more accessible reduces the rate of untreated cataracts, limiting potentially life-altering injuries and increasing quality of life.
Furthermore, by increasing access to cataract surgery in rural areas, healthcare providers can help to improve vision in these communities, which can have a positive impact on overall health outcomes. In addition to increasing risks of falls and related injury, uncorrected cataracts can limit people’s ability to work, participate in social activities, and care for themselves, which can lead to isolation and other health problems.
Finally, offering cataract surgery in rural hospitals can also help to reduce healthcare disparities between urban and rural areas. Access to healthcare services is often limited in rural areas, and this can result in worse health outcomes for people living in these communities. By providing cataract surgery and other essential medical services in rural hospitals, healthcare providers can help to address these disparities and improve the overall health of rural communities.
Partnering with a mobile cataract surgery company can provide a wealth of benefits to rural hospitals and their communities, including:
Improved access to eye care: By partnering with a cataract surgery mobilization company like Vantage, rural hospitals can bring eye surgeries directly to the people of their community, eliminating the need for them to travel long distances to receive care.
Unprecedented workflow: Vantage provides a team of experienced and qualified support staff to assist your surgeons on eye day. And, because recruiting physicians can be a challenge for rural hospitals, Vantage can leverage our vast resources and assist in finding the ideal providers to serve your community.
State-of-the-art equipment: Vantage brings everything that is needed for eye day, from the specialized surgical equipment to the instruments, supplies, and lenses. This means the hospital won’t have to invest in expensive machinery or buy and manage inventory.
Increased revenue: Partnering with Vantage will bring in additional revenue for your hospital. Just 20 cataract procedures, two days a month, yields $1 million in additional revenue. All with no CAPEX or upfront investment.
Enhanced reputation: By providing much-needed eye surgeries to your community, rural hospitals can cement their commitment to providing high-quality care at every turn.
A lack of resources shouldn’t hold a hospital back from providing vital eye surgeries to its community. Partnering with Vantage can provide a cost-effective and efficient solution. The advantage is clear.