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Medical errors affect us all

Safer care is within reach

Medical errors are common, costly and underreported. Understanding the scale and scope of the problem is crucial in preventing harm.  We conduct original research and analysis to inform interventions that improve patient safety.

Surveying patient safety in Massachusetts

Four Betsy Lehman Center reports add to what we know about patient safety in our state. From the public, we learned that nearly 1-in-4 adults has experience with medical error. In other work, interviews with patient safety experts shed light on persistent and emerging barriers to safe care in the state.

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Changing the conversation about safety

We’re partnering with FrameWorks Institute to develop new ways to talk about patient safety that build greater public awareness and action.

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