Ensuring Global Patient Safety by Minimizing Medication-Related Errors: World Health Organization

Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava, Prateek Saurabh Shrivastava, Jegadeesh Ramasamy
2017 Biology and Medicine  
Globally, the issue of ensuring patient safety while utilizing health care has been recognized as a key public health priority. Moreover, the World Health Organization has launched an international initiative with an aim to minimize severe and preventable medication-associated harms in all nations by 50% in the next 5 years. The target is to improve the ways in which medicines are prescribed, distributed or consumed, and augment the level of awareness among patients regarding the risks related
more » ... o the irrational use of medications like emergence of antimicrobial resistance. To conclude, whenever we take any medication, it is with an intention to be benefitted and not harmed. As medication-induced injuries play an immense burden on the health system, accounts for financial loss, and even deaths, prevention of the same can save both money and human lives.
doi:10.4172/0974-8369.1000e126 fatcat:xstop5exlzhh7lbblfnmkxo2jq