Anesthesia & Analgesia: Preventing Adverse Events in Cataract Surgery: Recommendations From a Massachusetts Expert Panel

Work by an expert panel convened by the Betsy Lehman Center to improve safety in cataract surgery was published by the leading journal, Anesthesia & Analgesia. Follow the link below to see the abstract.

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Boston Globe: Report faults cataract surgery errors

In recent years, more than two dozen Massachusetts patients have been victims of medical errors during cataract surgery — a wildly popular procedure that is now the most commonly performed operation in the country.

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State House News: Patient safety center report targets cataract surgery “never events”

A review of medical errors made during cataract surgeries in Massachusetts found cases where the wrong lens was implanted, anesthesia was incorrectly administered and procedures were performed on the wrong eye or wrong patient, prompting a call for new safety procedures.

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Boston Globe: Patient Safety Must be Part of Mass. health care agenda

Betsy Lehman Center Executive Director Barbara Fain explains current status of patient safety in the Commonwealth and the Center’s plan of action for the future.

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Study: Medical errors a major issue for Mass. residents

1 in 4 people say they or someone close to them effected. The Lawrence Eagle Tribune

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Harvard Research Says One-Fifth of Massachusetts Adults Have Experienced Medical Errors

The poll found that 23 percent of respondents were the victim of medical error, and many were never reported. Boston Magazine

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