The Betsy Lehman Center is a Massachusetts state agency that supports providers, patients and policymakers working together to advance the safety and quality of health care.
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Sepsis Awareness

New Consortium working to stem sepsis in Massachusetts

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Tools

Medical errors and other patient safety events take place in health care settings across Massachusetts every day, despite best intentions.

This tool can help you with communication, analysis and reporting challenges.

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Re-Framing Patient Safety

THE CHALLENGE - A general lack of understanding of patient safety issues hampers efforts to gain a broad constituency for needed patient safety investment and policies.

THE RESEARCH - Two reports describe the ways in which people talk and think about patient safety, exposing implicit assumptions about the topic that can be used to "re-frame" public discourse about safety.

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Patient Safety Beat Newsletter

Up Front

Health system expansions can pose safety risks

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