Ocular Related Emergency Cases

Using the Discharge Abstract Database and the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System available by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the McMaster Paediatric Eye Research Group will do a thorough analysis on ocular-related cases in emergency departments (ED) across Canada. This study will determine the descriptive characteristics of patients visiting the ED, such as demographics and common causes of admission, as well as address health economics questions for policymakers to assess whether proper resources are being allocated to the ED.