Encouraging Improved Patient Safety Practices and Celebrating Successes

Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 14–20, 2021

Patient Safety Awareness Week both acknowledges and celebrates improved safety and care throughout the health system.

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. The World Health Organization estimates that health care errors impact one in every 10 patients globally.

We are part of a national effort working to spread awareness and help health care systems implement the latest patient safety advancements. We’re supporting vital patient safety initiatives that include:

  • Properly engaging and empowering patients, caregivers, and providers
  • Integrating quality improvement practices
  • Collecting and interpreting data

Resources for Patients, Families, and Caregivers

Resources for Healthcare Providers