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Patient Safety Solutions

In 2005, WHO designated The Joint Commission and Joint Commission International as its Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety Solutions.  The Joint Commission International Center for Patient Safety operationalized this effort by identifying widespread problems and challenges to safe care, identifying promising solutions, and vetting them through an extensive field review process that garnered feedback from health care providers, practitioners, and other experts from more than 100 countries.

The Patient Safety Solutions were developed with the assistance of an International Steering Committee of patient safety experts and patient representatives, as well as Regional Advisory Councils in Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region.  A major international field review of the proposed solutions was also conducted to gather feedback from leading patient safety entities, accrediting bodies, ministries of health, international health professional organizations and practitioners, patients, and other experts.

"These Patient Safety Solutions were designed through a truly international collaborative effort, and represent what has been learned internationally about where, how and why certain adverse events occur.  A critical component of their development has involved inclusion of input from patients and their families who have experienced preventable harm."

Karen H. Timmons
President and chief executive officer, Joint Commission International

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