THE OVERLOOKED PANDEMIC
HOW TO TRANSFORM PATIENT SAFETY AND SAVE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS
On Thursday 18th March, the G20 Health and Development Partnership in collaboration with RLDatix held an Online Panel Discussion for the launch of the International Patient Safety Report: ‘The Overlooked Pandemic – How to Transform Patient Safety and Save Healthcare Systems’.
Our Global Patient Safety Authors
If we are to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, we need better collaboration to improve and promote patient safety globally. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia prominently featured the importance of patients and healthcare workers during its G20 2020 Presidency and will continue supporting this global effort.HRH Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan Al SaudAmbassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Kingdom
There is no doubt that improving patient safety must be a priority for health systemsDr Tedros Adhanom GhebreyesusDirector General, World Health Organization
In cooperation with other organisations including WHO, the IAEA develops and promotes international safety standards, guidance documents and accurate dosimetry to enhance radiation protection and safety.Dr Rafael Mariano GrossiDirector General, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Citizens worldwide came out on the streets to express their gratitude to health workers for their courageous, hard work in fighting COVID-19 and keeping patients safe. But applause is not enough.Guy RyderDirector General, International Labour Organization
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the lack of investment in health systems and the added pressure this puts on nurses, as well as the devastating impact on patient outcomes. Safe staffing results in reduced adverse events, reduced hospital readmissions, a decreased risk of nosocomial complications and decreased length of hospital stay, as well as increased patient satisfaction.Annette KennedyPresident, International Council of Nurses (ICN)
To build back our economies stronger and better than before, we need to proactively identify and prevent risks, care for the mental and physical wellbeing of global health workers and ensure patient safety is at the forefront of the global healthcare agenda.Jeff SurgesCEO, RLDatix
The stark fact is that four out of ten patients are harmed during primary and ambulatory healthcare, and the most harmful errors are related to diagnosis, prescription and the use of medicines. Innovation can make a huge difference and transform the way diseases are prevented, diagnosed and treated: it can help health products become more effective, more affordable, simpler, and better adapted.Dr Philippe DunetonExecutive Director, Unitaid
Beyond being a major source of inefficiency and waste in health systems, the health burden of patient harm hampers economic growth and social welfare.Francesca ColomboHead of Health Division, OECD
If we as providers view the Zero Harm goal not just from our perspective as healthcare workers, but as family members, convincing many in healthcare about the need to strive for Zero Harm becomes a much easier task.Dr Abdulelah AlhawsawiGlobal Ambassador, The G20 Health & Development Partnership, and Executive Committee Member, Global Sepsis Alliance
During the COVID-19 pandemic, patient and healthcare worker safety has never been more visible, never more critical. The countries with inadequate pandemic preparedness and weak health systems are paying a massive human and economic cost for a lack of strategic investment.Alan DonnellyConvenor and Chairman of The G20 Health and Development Partnership
COVID-19 has shone a light on the challenges millions of patients and frontline health workers around the world were facing. The G20 Presidency of Italy is committed to empower patients and health professionals to build back better, healthier societies.Dr Lucia GuidottiDirectorate General of Health Planning, Quality, Clinical Risk and Hospital Planning Ministry of Health, Italy
The potential for quality diagnostic tests to reduce diagnostic errors can only be realized if patients and healthcare professionals have access to these tests.Catharina BoehmeCabinet Chief, World Health Organization (Former CEO of FIND)
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