Canadian Patient Safety Week
The Canadian Patient Safety Institute has announced that Patient Safety Week will run October 28 to November 1, 2019. This year’s theme is:
At some point, every one of us will be a patient in the healthcare system. What most Canadians don’t realize, is that 28,000 of us die from preventable harm when receiving care, every single year. This makes patient safety incidents the third leading cause of death in Canada, behind cancer and heart disease. One in three Canadians has had patient harm affect themselves or a loved one, yet the public is collectively unaware that the problem exists. This is a silent epidemic. If we do nothing, 1.2 million Canadians will die from preventable patient harm in the next 30 years.
The Canadian Patient Safety Institute invites all Canadians – the public, providers and leaders – to become involved in making patient safety a priority. Register for Canadian Patient Safety Week (CPSW). More information on CPSW activities and how to order packages coming soon.
Canadian Patient Safety Week runs October 28 to November 1, 2019.