The Economics of Patient Safety: Strengthening a Value-based Approach to Reducing Patient Harm at National Level.

Slawomirski L; Auraaen A; Klazinga N; Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; OECD.

Failures in patient care are a global concern. Examining the literature on costs of unsafe care delivery, this report describes the financial impacts of medical error and reviews methods of addressing these issues in resource-limited environments to improve care value and efficiency while enhancing patient safety.