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Posted by: | Posted on: September 17, 2019

17th September 2019-Patient safety highlighted with new international day

 


While noval improvements in healthcare have brought enormous benefits to mankind, it is not without risks.

Adverse events due to unsafe care are one of the 10 leading causes of death and disability globally.

According to WHO statistics , 134 million adverse events occur each year due to unsafe care in hospitals in low- and middle-income countries, contributing to 2.6 million deaths annually.

15% of hospital expenses can be attributed to treating patient safety failures in OECD countries.

It is 4 out of 10 patients are harmed in the primary and ambulatory settings; up to 80% of harm in these settings are preventable.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there is a one-in-3,000,000 risk of dying while traveling by airplane and in contrast, the risk of dying due to a preventable medical accident while receiving health care, is estimated to be one in 300.

In fact, as many as one in every 10 patients is harmed while receiving hospital care in high-income countries.

In Parallel Medical Research Institute has planned some activities and improve awareness by variety of programmes on 17th September 2019.

Launching of this new website is one of the major activity and we had public awareness exhibition during the whole day especially for school children at MRI premises.