All WHO patient safety publications can be found below, separated into topics. The most recent publications can also be accessed..
20 June 2019
WHO launched in June 2019 a set of three technical reports Medication safety in transitions of care, Medication safety in polypharmacy and Medication safety in high-risk situations. The objective of the reports is to facilitate early priority actions and planning to address each of these areas as part of the third WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm.
7 June 2017
The Minimal Information Model for Patient Safety (MIM PS) has been developed to provide a simple tool to start collecting data on patient safety incidents. This user guide aims to explain each of the categories and how to implement MIM PS.
22 May 2017
The Patient Safety: Making health care safer brochure outlines the work of the WHO for improving the safety of health care globally. It outlines the burden and impact that unsafe care has in both financial and human terms, as well as WHO's approach to address them.
17 May 2017
The WHO's Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm brochure has been released, outlining the vision and strategic direction of this global initiative aiming to reduce the level of severe, avoidable harm related to medications by 50% over the next five years, globally. It provides an overview of the key components of the Challenge including the local, national and global action to be taken.
Publications by topic
- African Partnerships for Patient Safety
- Assessments and research
- Blood transfusion safety
- Education and training
- High 5s: Standard Operating Procedures
- Infection prevention and control
- Injection safety
- Medication Safety
- Patient Safety Solutions
- Policies and strategies
- Radiation Safety
- Reporting and learning systems
- Safe childbirth
- Safe surgery
- Safer primary care