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10 facts on patient safety

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Unsafe injections decreased by 88% from 2000 to 2010

Key injection safety indicators measured in 2010 show that important progress has been made in the reuse rate of injection devices (5.5% in 2010), while modest gains were made through the reduction of the number of injections per person per year (2.88 in 2010).

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