World Patient Safety Day
World Patient Safety Day is held on September 17. This event in the second decade of the month September is annual. Help us
The occurrence of adverse events due to unsafe care is likely one of the 10 leading causes of death and disability across the world. Medication/drug errors. Healthcare-associated infections. Surgical errors and postoperative complications. Diagnostic errors. Laboratory/blood testing errors. Improving patient safety ensures that high-quality care is provided to all the patients every time they interact with the healthcare provider.
World Patient Safety Day is one of WHO’s global public health days. It was established in 2019 by the Seventy-second World Health Assembly through the adoption of resolution WHA72.6 – “Global action on patient safety”. Its objectives are to increase public awareness and engagement, enhance global understanding, and work towards global solidarity and action by Member States to enhance patient safety and reduce patient harm.
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