Quality (53) Learning for quality health services: A new thematic discussion on HIFA (2) Between 5.7 and 8.4 million deaths are attributed to poor quality care

26 June, 2021

Learning for quality health services: A new thematic discussion on HIFA

https://www.hifa.org/news/learning-quality-health-services-new-thematic-...

"Between 5.7 and 8.4 million deaths are attributed to poor quality care each year in low- and middle-income countries, accounting for up to 15% of overall deaths in these countries."

Questions from the naive and new to HIFA:

- Is the data for the 5.7 - 8.4 million deaths available?

- Is the analysis that attributed those deaths to "Quality" available?

- What aspects of quality were the major contributor to those deaths? Such as; - ACCESS to facilities, resources, healthcare professionals? - ENDEMIC DISEASE, insect borne, sanitation, vaccination? - POVERTY, malnutrition? - HEALTHCARE SYSTEM FAILURE?

It is very difficult to fix something if you don't know why it is broken??

HIFA profile: Mark Cantor is a Health Consumer Representative and is based in Australia. He is a HIFA catalyst for the WHO/HIFA project on Learning for Quality Health Services. markacantor AT me.com