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WHO patient safety solutions

The World Health Organisation has launched nine patient safety solutions aimed at reducing health care-related harm.

The National Patient Safety Agency was involved in the development of these solutions and has already issued guidance covering some topics.

The nine areas identified are:

Each topic area is discussed in an individual patient safety solution document that provides a summary of the issue and identifies actions to reduce the risk of harm.

Action: Clinicians should consider which of these topic areas are relevant to their working activities and ensure that appropriate measures are being taken to reduce the potential for harm.