Forwarded from the Global Patient Safety Network, with thanks to Hatice Kucuk.
The new report - The Overlooked Pandemic: How to transform patient safety and save healthcare systems - is available here:
Dear GPSN Team,
Please find the recording of our Patient Safety Launch Event on 18th March, that Dr Tedros delivered a keynote for, under this link:
RECORDING – PATIENT SAFETY REPORTT LAUNCH:
Executive Director G20 Health and Development Partnership
Sovereign Sustainability and Development
26-27 Bedford Square,
London WC1B 3HP
SELECTED EXTRACTS FROM THE REPORT (NPW)
Unsafe care results in over 3 million deaths each year worldwide (WHO). [Comment: If we accept that poor quality care is, by definition, unsafe care, then the real number is actually much higher than this: 5 to 8.6 million deaths per year. NPW]
The social cost of patient harm is US$1-2 trillion a year.
Unsafe care disproportionately impacts low- and middle-income countries, where 134 million adverse events occur in hospitals every year, contributing to 2.6 million deaths (WHO).
4 in 100 people die from unsafe care in the developing world (WHO).
Comment: A huge but unknown number of deaths are the direct or indirect result of lack of availability of reliable healthcare information. NPW.