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Patient Safety Summit

| Updated on March 01, 2019

The Fourth Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety will be held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during March 2-3. Its focus is on low- and middle-income countries, which have two-thirds of the global patient harm burden.

Patient safety in healthcare has become a serious global concern in recent years. Although health systems differ from country to country, many threats to patient safety have similar causes and often can be addressed by similar solutions. The Summit brings together international patient safety experts, political decision-makers and other stakeholders involved with global patient safety.

The Summit will see the launch of the Jeddah Declaration on Patient Safety, which will highlight recommendations, especially for low- and middle-income countries.

Topics discussed will include patient empowerment, the role of health workers, policy making, research and the impact of digital health on patient safety. The Summit is a continuation of the Global Ministerial Summit series initiated in 2016 by the United Kingdom's Department of Health and the German Federal Ministry of Health.

Published on March 01, 2019

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