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Responses to World Patient Safety Day Sept 17

WEDNESDAY, 18/09/2019 14:40:22

The World Health Organization officially chose September 17 as World Patient Safety Day to raise awareness about patient safety and give priority to healthcare on a global scale.

In response to World Patient Safety Day (September 17), the Department of Health has directed units to organize many activities from September 16 – 22 like seminars and training courses to disseminate the Ministry of Health's Circular 43/2018/TT-BYT dated December 26, 2018 guiding the prevention of medical incidents at healthcare facilities and hold musical programs on patient safety.

Healthcare facilities should make plans suitable to their conditions.

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially chose September 17 as World Patient Safety Day to raise awareness about patient safety and give priority to healthcare on a global scale.

2019 is the first year World Patient Safety Day has been celebrated with a series of events taking place around the world.

Patient safety is the prevention of injuries and limitation of medical incidents.

Statistics show that there are up to 134 million medical incidents at hospitals in low- and middle-income countries, contributing to 2.6 million deaths each year.

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