Patient safety is a critical policy issue and remains an important challenge to all OECD health systems. Many adverse events leading to harm could have been prevented if appropriate safety protocols and clinical guidelines were followed.
Reducing the occurrence of adverse event and harm would reduce waste, release resources and make the case for more efficient and effective health systems in the OECD.
The OECD is joining forces with the international patient safety community to celebrate the first World Patient Safety Day on the 17th of September. To know more about the OECD’s work on patient safety, please read our brochure.
World Patient Safety Day - SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
The OECD is releasing new reports on World Patient Safety Day 2020:
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The type of adverse events may vary by care setting
Adapted from Kingston-Riechers J. et al (2010), Etchells et al (2012), Levinson (2014).
Source: The economics of patient safety: Strengthening a value-based approach to reducing patient harm at national level, p.10. OECD Health Working Paper No. 96. March 2017.
The OECD has produced two reports on the Economics of Patient Safety, informing the Global Ministerial Summits on Patient Safety in 2017 and 2018:
The OECD also prepared a report for the 3rd Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety in Tokyo, enabled by a voluntary contribution from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour & Welfare: