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Geneva, Switzerland: WHO Patient Safety, World Health Organization.
This Web site establishes a forum for hospitals in Europe and Africa to support partnership development and share learnings to drive patient safety improvements.
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Patient safety in developing countries: retrospective estimation of scale and nature of harm to patients in hospital.
Wilson RM, Michel P, Olsen S, et al; WHO Patient Safety EMRO/AFRO Working Group. BMJ. 2012;344:e832.
This study conducted a retrospective chart review of more than 15,000 hospitalization records in 8 countries and found an adverse event rate range of 2.5% to 18.4% per country. Investigators estimated that more than 80% were preventable, suggesting a call to action for broader international efforts to promote patient safety.