The Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety is a Massachusetts state agency that works with providers, patients and policymakers to advance the safety and quality of health care. Visit its website for actionable toolkits to improve safety in areas such as emergency medicine, sepsis, cataract surgery and more. Sign up for the Center’s monthly newsletter, Patient Safety Beat, for updates on local patient safety news and research.
The Center is also working with hospitals and outpatient practices across Massachusetts to help each develop its own sustainable peer support programs. This is part of a larger effort by the Center to ensure that all individuals – patients, family members, health care professionals and staff – affected by medical harm or a difficult outcome get the support they need.