Patient safety

Open Consultation on Patient Safety

The European Commission ran an open consultation on patient safety in the European Union between 25 March and 20 May 2008. The purpose of this public consultation was to gather information about general patient safety issues and concerns throughout the European Union which would be taken into account in the development of the Commission's Communication and proposal for a Council Recommendation at the end of 2008.

The public consultation provided an opportunity for all interested parties to report their experiences of adverse events in healthcare and to give their views and comments on possible areas of action on patient safety at the EU and Member State level.

The responses to this web-based public consultation are summarised in this report (only English version).

The European Commission thanks all national and regional authorities, non-governmental organisations, individual citizens, companies and associations who participated in this consultation.