REASONS TO GET INVOLVED, THE KEY FACTS…

  • 1 in 10 patients harmed while receiving care.
  • 1.4 million people suffering worldwide at any given time from infections acquired in hospitals (37,000 deaths in the EU annually).
  • Between €4.65 billion and €22.5 billion per country every year due to litigation, infections acquired in hospitals, lost income, disability and medical expenses.
  • Sepsis, which arises due to infections and poor patient safety, affects approximately 377 people per 100,000 in the EU/US. There is a higher incidence of sepsis than stroke, cancer (prostate, breast and lung combined), heart and HIV cases and costs more than €11 billion per year (and continues to rise).

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PLEDGE YOUR COMMITMENT

Procedural Commitments:

  1. Involve patients.
  2. Publish data.
  3. Provide access.
  4. Incentivise safety.
  5. Raise awareness.

Material Commitments:

  1. Patient informed consent for all treatments.
  2. Risks to patients including those associated with medicines, clinical, management, and equity.
  3. Evidence-based use of medicines and medical technologies.
  4. Use of approved treatments and technologies according to the medical need of the patients.
  5. Sufficient healthcare staffing to support patient safety.