Quality (4) The Overlooked Pandemic: How to transform patient safety and save healthcare systems #PSAW2021 #zeroharm

22 March, 2021

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:

https://www.ssdhub.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/1863-Sovereign-Strateg...

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:

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/KGnHHU1Qe0qN5dt6LFZ12kjJqGGIOrZwl0Cw2n...

Passcode: yLw3h*LX

Thank you

Hatice Kucuk

Hatice Kucuk

Executive Director G20 Health and Development Partnership

Sovereign Sustainability and Development

26-27 Bedford Square,

London WC1B 3HP

Tel: +44(0)2079306353

hatice.kucuk@ssdhub.org

www.ssdhub.org

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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.

Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA Coordinator, neil@hifa.org www.hifa.org