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Patient Safety Rights Charter

April 27 , 2024 46 days 150 0
  • WHO released the first-ever patient safety rights charter outlining the core rights of all patients in the context of safety of health care.
  • The charter also sought to assist governments and other stakeholders to ensure the voices of patients are heard and their right to safe health care is protected.
  • Patient safety is the avoidance of unintended or unexpected harm to people during the provision of health care.
  • Around 1 in every 10 patients is harmed in health care and more than 3 million deaths occur annually due to unsafe care, according to OECD.
  • In low-to-middle income countries, as many as 4 in 100 people die from unsafe care.

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