Patient safety

Publications

All WHO patient safety publications can be found below, separated into topics. The most recent publications can also be accessed..

Recent publications

  • 7 June 2017

    Minimal Information Model User Guide

    The Minimal Information Model for Patient Safety (MIM PS) has been developed to provide a simple tool to start collecting data on patient safety incidents. This user guide aims to explain each of the categories and how to implement MIM PS.

  • 22 May 2017

    Patient Safety: Making health care safer

    The Patient Safety: Making health care safer brochure outlines the work of the WHO for improving the safety of health care globally. It outlines the burden and impact that unsafe care has in both financial and human terms, as well as WHO's approach to address them.

  • 17 May 2017

    WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm

    The WHO's Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm brochure has been released, outlining the vision and strategic direction of this global initiative aiming to reduce the level of severe, avoidable harm related to medications by 50% over the next five years, globally. It provides an overview of the key components of the Challenge including the local, national and global action to be taken.