Importance of Patient Safety Should Never Be Underestimated

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18. 03. 23
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Facts on Patient Safety that Show its Importance


Patient safety is a serious global public health concern. There is a 1 in a million chance of a person being harmed while travelling by plane. In comparison, there is a 1 in 300 chance of a patient being harmed while receiving healthcare. Industries with a perceived higher risk such as the aviation and nuclear industries have a much better safety record than the healthcare industry. The Importance of Patient Safety cannot be overemphasised. The facts below are from the World Health Organization and they show the statistics of patient safety in the world and why it must be a top priority for healthcare organizations.

 

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Source: http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/patient_safety/en/