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Markos Kyprianou

Presidency of the European Union

Austria 2006 - Presidency of the European Union

Patient Safety

Patient Safety

Patient safety is a serious concern in the European Union. Recent studies consistently show, in an increasing number of countries, that health care errors occur in around 10% of hospitalisations. European cooperation on patient safety is needed to improve patient care for people all over the EU, whether they seek care in other Member States or remain in their own.  Putting in place systemic approaches to ensuring patient safety will help to increase the overall quality of healthcare.