World Patient Safety Day

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World Patient Safety Day around the world in 2021
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About World Patient Safety Day

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Dates of World Patient Safety Day
2022 InternationalSep 17
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2021 InternationalSep 17
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2020 InternationalSep 17
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2019 InternationalSep 17
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Summary
World Patient Safety Day was established to enhance global understanding of patient safety

World Patient Safety Day was established by the 72nd World Health Assembly, in May 2019, with the adoption of resolution WHA72.6 on ‘Global action on patient safety’, and an endorsement for the Day to be marked annually on 17 September. World Patient Safety Day builds on a series of successful annual Global Ministerial Summits on Patient Safety, which started in London in 2016.

The overall objectives of World Patient Safety Day are to enhance global understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement in the safety of health care and promote global actions to enhance patient safety and reduce patient harm. The origin of the Day is firmly grounded in the fundamental principle of medicine – First, do no harm.

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