Regional strategy on patient safety
Other TitlesReport of the regional consultation, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 22-24 April 2014
AbstractThe quality and safety of health care is of prime importance in health service delivery. Health services that are provided should be of high quality and should be safe for the service providers as well as service recipients. WHO HQ has designed and implemented many patient safety initiatives, but a comprehensive global strategy to address this important aspect of health-care delivery is yet to be developed. Considering the importance of patient safety in the South-East Asia Region, HSM Unit of the WHO Regional Office drafted a regional strategy for patient safety to be adopted by the Member States. This draft was circulated among all relevant technical units of the Regional Office as well as in HQ and improved by accommodating suggestions made by those units. The revised draft strategy was presented to an expert group constituted from the Region as well as from HQ and further improved upon. Based on the recommendations of the expert group, the draft was finalized after a regional consultation where all Member States were consulted. The regional consultation was held from 22-24 April 2014 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Finalized regional strategy will be published as a separate publication.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2014). Regional strategy on patient safety. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206195