Directorate General Health & Consumers
Eurobarometer - Patient safety and quality of care
The objective of this survey was to review changes that had occurred since the adoption of the Council Recommendation on patient safety and healthcare associated infections in 2009, in the following areas:
- information to EU citizens about patient safety measures;
- the likelihood of experiencing an adverse event, and the circumstances and characteristics of this experience;
- the types of redress available if EU citizens suffer an adverse event in their own country or another Member State, and where they can turn for help;
- EU public perceptions of the quality of healthcare.
In addition, this survey looked into EU citizens’ experience of hospitalisation and/or long-term care, and whether they received information on the risk of healthcare associated infections.
National fact sheets: