Medical

A big improvement to patient safety
Medical

A big improvement to patient safety

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 138 million patients are harmed on an annual basis as a result of medical negligence. The negligence of medical practitioners such as doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other medical professionals are causing serious injuries, even death at times. There are different types of medical malpractice including but not limited to: misdiagnosis;improper treatment;surgical errors;medication mistakes;pharmacy errors;birth injury (errors committed during the delivery of a child); andfailure to diagnose cancer or other serious health conditions. It was 17 September in 2019 that the first World Patient Safety Day was launched, specifically in response to the growing concern of medical negligence in different parts of the world. The objecti...