Public Health (06-12-2013)
Patient safety and quality of care: Launch of public consultation
Today the European Commission launches a consultation on patient safety and quality of care in the EU, which will run until 28 February 2014. This aim of the consultation is to receive opinions from citizens and stakeholders on:
- Whether patient safety measures included in the 2009 Recommendation on patient safety including the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections are implemented and contribute to improving patient safety in the EU;
- Which areas of patient safety are not covered by the Recommendation and should be;
- What should be done at EU level on patient safety beyond the Recommendation; and
- Whether quality of healthcare should be given more importance in the future EU activities.
Results of this consultation will contribute to the reflection on the future of EU policies on patient safety and quality of care.
For more information and to fill in a questionnaire, click here