Patient Safety in eye surgery

  • Anna Santa Guzzo
  • Elena Pacella
Keywords: Patient Safety;, Check-list;, Eye surgery;, Risk Management, Medical errors;


The safety of patients represents a problem for all
advanced health systems; the preoccupation is shared and
underlined by the World Health Organization which
since 2001 has requested urgent interventions on behalf
of the health systems themselves. The adverse events
are much more numerous than those hypothesized or
those which create real damage to patients. The studies
conducted to date have demonstrated that the majority of
identified adverse events are “avoidable” errors and result
often from not a single error (human, technological) but
a chain of errors and events.