National Patient Safety Week is March 14-20. This week is dedicated to growing awareness about patient safety, learning more about healthcare safety, and recognizing the work already being achieved.
While much progress has been made in patient safety over the past couple of decades, estimates suggest that medical harm is still a leading cause of death worldwide. In fact, research indicates that nearly 400,000 deaths occur in the United States each year as a result of errors or preventable harm.3 The following statistics will help bring further awareness to the importance of continued patient safety efforts.
The purpose of Patient Safety Day is to recognize and promote patient safety by increasing public awareness and engagement and taking action to improve the safety of healthcare for patients, caregivers, and the healthcare workforce. Ongoing training and education are cost-effective and essential steps towards improving safety in patient care.
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