Patient safety body determined to eradicate medical errors in Spanish hospitals

LAST UPDATED: 18 Jan, 2016 @ 20:52
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feet surgerySPAIN’S patient safety regulatory body is doubling its efforts to stamp out medical errors in the nation’s hospitals.

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation said eradicating the number of errors in relation to anesthesia was a priority for 2016.

According to the World Health Organisation, the European Union reports approximately 750K medical mishaps per year.

A spokesman for Spain’s regulatory body said that the number will only decrease through ‘proactive work’

“Unfortunately, the traditional approach to medical errors is focused on blame and punishment. This makes it difficult for health organisations to learn from mistakes,” he said. “Our commitment is to spread a patient safety culture in anesthesia, critical care and pain management throughout all hospitals in Spain.”

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