Building a Culture of Safety in Ophthalmology.

Conference Paper

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Custer, PL; Fitzgerald, ME; Herman, DC; Lee, PP; Cowan, CL; Cantor, LB; Bartley, GB

Published Date

  • September 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 123 / 9 Suppl

Start / End Page

  • S40 - S45

PubMed ID

  • 27550004

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1549-4713

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ophtha.2016.06.019

Conference Location

  • United States