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Medication Errors Emerge as Global Patient Safety Issue

July 28, 2022

In 2021, the 74th World Health Assembly adopted the Global Patient Safety Action Plan (GPSAP) 2021-2030 towards eliminating avoidable harm in healthcare. “Here in the United States, the Office of the Inspector General reports that one in four Medicare patients suffer harm in US hospitals,” says Sue Sheridan, a founding member of Patients for Patient Safety US, formed to advance this global plan in the United States. “Medication error is a huge global issue,” continues US founding member Soojin Jun in this interview with Mary Stober Murray (National Minority Quality Forum).

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