Building a Culture of Safety in Ophthalmology

Philip L. Custer, Matthew E. Fitzgerald, David C. Herman, Paul P. Lee, Claude L. Cowan, Louis B. Cantor, George B. Bartley

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Abstract

Patient safety focused on a reduction in both procedural and diagnostic error is the number one concern of the United States healthcare system in the 21st century. The American Board of Ophthalmology has a longstanding interest in patient safety, and in 2015, teamed with the American Academy of Ophthalmology to convene all ophthalmology subspecialties and other prominent national organizations to address patient safety in ophthalmology. This article reviews the topic and highlights concerns for ophthalmologists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S40-S45
JournalOphthalmology
Volume123
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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    Custer, P. L., Fitzgerald, M. E., Herman, D. C., Lee, P. P., Cowan, C. L., Cantor, L. B., & Bartley, G. B. (2016). Building a Culture of Safety in Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology, 123(9), S40-S45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2016.06.019