- Enhance the knowledge regarding patient safety by means of approaching the magnitude, far-reaching importance and impact of Adverse Effects (AEs) and the analysis of the characteristics of the patients and of the care which are related to the onset of preventable AEs.
- Identify top-priority patient safety-related areas and problems so as to facilitate and boost prevention processes in order to minimize and mitigate adverse effects.
- Increase the critical mass of professionals actively involved in patient safety.
- Incorporate objectives and activities aimed at improving patient safety into the agenda of all countries at the different organization and care-providing levels.
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