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Improving patient safety in The Philippines

As well as annually celebrating National Patient Safety Day, doctors in the Philippine Alliance for Patient Safety are currently working on legislation that would improve patient safety

Two years ago, the Philippines was one of eight countries that piloted a safe surgery checklist spearheaded by the World Alliance for Patient Safety and implemented by the Harvard School of Public Health. Funding came from the World Health Organization. Done at the Philippine General Hospital, the pilot showed that surgical complications dropped from 10.1 percent to 9.7 percent after the 19-point checklist was implemented; and deaths dropped from 3.6 percent to 1.7 percent. Since then, the country has widened the pilot to cover non-surgical programmes and 28 hospitals nationwide

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