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ISSN: 0974-8369

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Ensuring Global Patient Safety by Minimizing Medication-Related Errors: World Health Organization

Saurabh Ram BihariLal Shrivastava*, Prateek Saurabh Shrivastava and Jegadeesh Ramasamy

Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author:
Dr. Saurabh Ram BihariLal Shrivastava
Department of Community Medicine
Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute
Ammapettai Village, Thiruporur - Guduvancherry Main Road
Sembakkam Post, Kancheepuram - 603108
Tamil Nadu, India
Tel: +919884227224
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: April 04, 2017; Accepted Date: April 20, 2017; Published Date: April 27, 2017

Citation: Shrivastava SR, Shrivastava PS, Ramasamy J (2017) Ensuring Global Patient Safety by Minimizing Medication-Related Errors: World Health Organization. Biol Med (Aligarh) 9: e126. doi:10.4172/0974-8369.1000e126

Copyright: © 2017 Shrivastava SR, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

Globally, the issue of ensuring patient safety while utilizing health care has been recognized as a key public health priority. Moreover, the World Health Organization has launched an international initiative with an aim to minimize severe and preventable medication-associated harms in all nations by 50% in the next 5 years. The target is to improve the ways in which medicines are prescribed, distributed or consumed, and augment the level of awareness among patients regarding the risks related to the irrational use of medications like emergence of antimicrobial resistance. To conclude, whenever we take any medication, it is with an intention to be benefitted and not harmed. As medication-induced injuries play an immense burden on the health system, accounts for financial loss, and even deaths, prevention of the same can save both money and human lives.

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