The AHRQ PSNet Collection comprises an extensive selection of resources relevant to the patient safety community. These resources come in a variety of formats, including literature, research, tools, and Web sites. Resources are identified using the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, various news and content aggregators, and the expertise of the AHRQ PSNet editorial and technical teams.
Fathy CA, Pichert JW, Domenico HJ, et al. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018;136:61-67.
Patient complaints are associated with increased malpractice risk. This retrospective cohort study of more than 1300 ophthalmologists sought to determine whether ophthalmologist age was linked to likelihood of receiving unsolicited patient complaints. The authors found that unsolicited patient complaints occur less frequently among older ophthalmologists.
Patel S, Sternberg P. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017;135:1216-1220.
High-risk prescribing practices contribute to the widespread use of opioids. Analyzing Medicare data, this study found that most ophthalmologists wrote fewer than 10 opioid prescriptions per year, but a small group, concentrated in the Southern states, wrote more than 100 prescriptions annually. An Annual Perspective reviewed problematic prescribing practices that likely contribute to adverse events and described some promising practices to foster safer opioid use.