WHO launches list of nine solutions to improve patients' safety

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 10 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:974
  1. Kaushal Pandey
  1. BMJ

    The World Health Organization has developed nine “patient safety solutions” to help reduce harm during medical care. The solutions are based on interventions that have been found to improve patients' safety around the world.

    Healthcare errors affect one in every 10 patients worldwide. WHO estimates that at any point in time more than 1.4 million people around the world have a hospital acquired infection and says that many of these infections can be prevented by good hand hygiene.

    “Compared with other high risk industries, such as the …

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