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Jun 1

Written by: pipsqcblog
6/1/2017 12:55 PM  RssIcon

PIPSQC is pleased to share that the meeting materials from the 2nd Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety in Bonn (March 29-30, 2017) have been published online.

Workshop presentations and downloads, including the "Best Practices in Patient Safety" report, are available at:

In the
"Best Practices in Patient Safety" report, the examples have been systematically reviewed. By giving specific contacts to each individual example, they offer valuable suggestions for all decision-makers in the healthcare sector.


There is a national consensus among the policy-makers, the medical profession, hospitals and health insurance funds as well as patient groups and industry that safety must be a key theme in taking our health care system further. On the international level, too, awareness of patient safety is rising steadily.

This year, Federal Minister of Health, Hermann Gröhe, invited ministers from more than 40 states and high-ranking representatives of international organisations including the World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank, the OECD and the Council of Europe, to attend the second Ministerial Summit, an event also co-sponsored by WHO.

Main subjects of the exchange included economic aspects and efficiency questions of patient safety, as well as infection avoidance, medication safety and the use of innovations, such as mobile Health and Big Data.


- 1. The ministers supported the shared initiative of Germany and the UK to draft a WHA resolution in order to establish September 17th as Global Day of Patient Safety.
- 2. In the light of an extensive and growing amount of patient safety related tasks for political decision makers, it is necessary to continue the Global Ministerial Summits. The next will be hosted by Japan in 2018.
- 3.
Core Messages to the Ministers


- Workshop 1: Economy and Efficiency of Patient Safety
- Workshop 2: Global Patient Safety - Perspectives from Low- and Middle-income Countries
- Workshop 3: Patient Safety and mHealth, Big Data, and Handheld Devices
- Workshop 4: Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases
- Workshop 5: Increased Safety of Diagnostics and Treatment - Checklists and Other Tools
- Workshop 6: Safety of Medication Therapy


- Executive Summary of the Patient Safety Summit
- Presentation of Viktor J. Dzau
- Best Practices in Patient Safety
- OECD Study - The Economics of Patient Safety
- Abstracts and Speakers
- Programme


For more information about the 2nd Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety, please visit: