APEAS Study: patient safety in primary health care


  • Improve patient safety-related knowledge by means of approaching the magnitude, far-reaching importance and impact of AE’s, and the analysis of the characteristics of the patients and of the care provided which are related to the onset of preventable AEs.
  • Increase of the number of professionals actively involved in patient safety.
  • Incorporate objectives and activities aimed at improving patient safety into the agenda of the Primary Care (PC) teams.


APEAS Study: patient safety in primary health care. Madrid: Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs; 2008. [English]

Published articles

Aranaz-Andrés JM, Aibar C, Limón R, Mira JJ, Vitaller J, Agra Y, Terol E. A study of the prevalence of adverse events in primary healthcare in Spain. Eur J Public Health. 2011.