Area: Evidence > Medicines Management > References
Purpose: To learn from patient safety incidents (PSIs) following recent introduction of vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor medications (anti-VEGF) in ophthalmic care, as reported via a national incident reporting database.
Methods: Thematic retrospective review of anti-VEGF medications PSIs as reported via clinical incident reporting methods in NHS care in England and Wales from 2003 to 2010, ascertained from database mining at the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA).
Results: In all, 166 relevant anti-VEGF incidents were reported. Reports have increased year on (Read more...)