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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Patient Safety

EM Ottawa - By Evelyn Tran & Lucy Karp - July 21, 2022 
What is patient safety?
  • Patient safety is a discipline developed in response to the rise in hospital adverse events over the years.
  • Aims to take lessons learned from prior unfavourable outcomes and make improvements that mitigate risks, prevent errors, and reduce harm.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes patient safety as a global health priority
  • Patient Safety allows us to evolve alongside our increasingly complex health care system.