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One in 10 patients admitted to hospitals suffer from adverse events

The numbers are Fiocruz research. Among the problems are falls, medication errors and incorrect surgeries

 
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Brazil leads the proportion of preventable events in a list with six other countries Release of Patient Safety Program at Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in Brasília
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Brazil leads the proportion of preventable events in a list with six other countries
Release of Patient Safety Program at Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in Brasília

The Ministry of Health and the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) launched on Monday (01), the National Patient Safety. The goal is to reduce "adverse events" in patients, such as falls, incorrect administration of medicines and errors in surgical procedures.

Fiocruz study shows that out of every ten patients admitted to hospitals suffer from one adverse event. The data also show that in Brazil the occurrence of this type of incident is 7.6%. Of these, 66% are preventable. Brazil leads the proportion of preventable events in a list with six other countries: New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Denmark, Canada and France.

The program determines the mandatory implementation of Centers for Patient Safety in all hospitals, public or private, to implement and enforce health standards and service protocols to prevent failures. According to the Ministry of Health, the nuclei should become operational in 120 days.

It is important that the concepts are national consensus, up to that billing on the responsibility of these professionals are based consensus. [The Protocols] ranging from very simple things such as how and how often the hand washing, how to identify a drug, said Health Minister, Alexandre Padilha.

The program provides for the establishment of six national protocols for the prevention of failures in care, it will still go through public consultation. They will bring rules about hand hygiene in hospitals, safe surgery, prevention of pressure ulcers, patient identification, prevention of falls and prescribing, use and administration of medications.

Hospitals are required to report monthly Anvisa on the occurrence of these adverse events. If hospitals do not follow program rules can be punished even with the suspension of the business license.

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