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Advancing Patient Safety in Cataract Surgery: A Betsy Lehman Center Report

  • May 16, 2016

CRICO’s data partnership with the Boston-based Betsy Lehman Center recently helped uncover and address increasing local risks related to cataract surgery—now the most common surgery performed in the country.

This patient-safety report on the rising risks in cataract surgery, just released by the Betsy Lehman Center, shares valuable information which a panel of experts gleaned from CRICO Strategies’ Comparative Benchmarking System’s (CBS) national claims database, and other sources. 


The goal of the Center’s initiative was to learn as much as possible about the risks from available data and literature, increase awareness of common safety risks, and trigger the implementation of evidence-based best practices to reduce the risk of patient harm at all Massachusetts cataract surgery facilities.


Citation for the Report:

Advancing patient safety in cataract surgeryBetsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety and Medical Error Reduction. (2016).