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World Patient Safety Day_ September 17
September 17, 2019
Patient Safety: a global health priority
No one should be harmed in health care
Did you know – 134 million adverse events occur each year due to unsafe care in hospitals in low- and middle-income countries, contributing to 2.6 million deaths annually?
And yet, every day, too many people in the world suffer avoidable harm or are put at risk of injury while receiving health care. Patient safety is the prevention of harm and the reduction of risk of injury and errors in health care. Recognizing patient safety as a global health priority, WHO’s Member States established 17 September as World Patient Safety Day.