Patient safety

Antimicrobial resistance: patient voices

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Publication date: 2011
Languages: English

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Patients and consumers can play a central role in efforts to improve the quality and safety of health care around the world.

This video brings to the forefront the voices of patients suffering from the consequences of harm, including from treatment failures due to resistant pathogens. By providing a voice to patients through listening to their testimonies, the aim is to raise awareness about this important problem and the will for such harm to be avoided worldwide.

A global network of patients, consumers, caregivers, and consumer organizations supports the involvement of patients, both within countries and in the global programmes of WHO Patient Safety. The ultimate purpose is to improve health-care safety in all health-care settings throughout the world by involving consumers and patients as partners.

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