5th Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety

Switzerland is hosting the 5th Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety. The event is being held in Montreux on 23–24 February 2023.

Federal Councillor Alain Berset to welcome ministers and experts

At the two-day summit entitled “Less harm, better care – from resolution to implementation”, ministers and experts from around the world will discuss measures to strengthen patient safety. The meeting will focus on the implementation of practical measures, with lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic playing an important role.

Patient safety: a major challenge for health systems

Patient safety and quality of care are key aspects of public health services in Switzerland and worldwide. Studies show that around ten per cent of patients are subject to an adverse event leading to death or disability while receiving hospital care. A substantial proportion of these incidents could be avoided.

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of patient safety. It has led to a variety of challenges, but at the same time has also unleashed great potential for improving patient safety.

Further information

Oon the programme and on registration: Global Ministerial Patient Safety Summit 2023 – 23rd & 24th February 2023 – Montreux, Switzerland (pss2023.ch)

Last modification 26.10.2022

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