Lehman Center Issues Expert Panel Report on Emergency Department Safety

The Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety released a new report Thursday offering recommendations to aid and bolster safety improvement efforts in Massachusetts emergency departments (EDs). In “Urgent Matters: Improving Safety in Massachusetts Emergency Departments,” an expert panel of emergency department physicians, nurses and patients from across the state focuses on three areas of risk: crowding, cognitive overload and post-ED care coordination. MHA representatives were part of the workgroup and participated in the report’s development. You can access the report and accompanying toolkit here.