World Patient Safety Day 2016

9 December

Patient safety is a healthcare discipline that emphasises the reporting, analysis, and prevention of medical errors that often lead to adverse healthcare events. As per statistical reports, healthcare errors impact 1 in every 10 patients around the world. Therefore, the World Health Organisation (WHO) calls patient safety an endemic concern.

December 9, every year, marks the World Alliance for Patient Safety Day. The World Health Organisation (WHO) launched this Alliance day in 2005 to increase the awareness of unsafe healthcare. The purpose of Patient Safety Day is to revolutionise high level support and commitment to tackle patient safety issues in all parts of the world. Let us educate ourselves on patient safety and issues related to it, on this day.


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