Our research and analysis drives safety improvement

Medical errors are common, costly and underreported. Understanding the scale and scope of the problem is crucial in preventing harm. We conduct original research and analysis to inform interventions that improve patient safety.

The financial and human cost of medical error... and how Massachusetts can lead the way on patient safety

Medical error remains a costly, persistent challenge across the state based on two new pieces of research, including in-depth interviews with residents impacted by medical error

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From the frontlines: Home care workers voice COVID-19 challenges and ideas for change

Two reports outline key themes from a survey of home care agencies and focus group research with aides, personal care attendants (PCAs) and other members of the Massachusetts home care workforce.

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Changing the conversation about safety

We’re partnering with FrameWorks Institute to develop new ways to talk about patient safety that build greater public awareness and action.

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Massachusetts patient safety landscape

Four Betsy Lehman Center reports lay the groundwork with what we know about patient safety in our state.

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