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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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
Pages (from-to)S40-S45
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016


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