Patient safety

WHO Radiotherapy Safety Review Meeting

10-12 December 2007,
Geneva, Switzerland

The WHO Radiotherapy Safety Review Meeting took place at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on 10–12 December 2007.

The aim of the meeting was to:

  • Map the process of care in radiotherapy
  • Identify the risks in the process of care systematically
  • Suggest action to reduce risk at each stage

This initial meeting will be followed over the course of 2008-2009 by the publishing of a risk profile in radiotherapy and associated publications to promote risk reduction strategies as part of quality assurance mechanisms within radiotherapy departments worldwide.