International Patient Safety Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Sunday, September 17th. There are until the next observance.

Patient safety issues can sometimes be overlooked in complex, multi-layered health care systems. Thus, International Patient Safety Day, celebrated on September 17, reminds us that patient safety is a collective responsibility. To guarantee the safe delivery of health care, all important parties in our health care process—patients, physicians, and administrators—must collaborate.

📆 When is International Patient Safety Day?

This year, International Patient Safety Day is on September 17th. It is the 3rd Sunday in September; in 2024, it is on Tuesday.

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📜 History of International Patient Safety Day

☑️ International Patient Safety Day facts

Be prepared
Don’t just show up at the doctor’s office or hospital; plan ahead of time what you want to know and learn.

Get an advocate
When receiving therapy, you may not be thinking clearly. Determine a family member or friend who can act as your advocate with the people who are giving you care.

Do your own research
Doctors know a lot, but there’s no harm in researching any diseases you may have yourself.

Things to do on International Patient Safety Day

Talk to you doctor
Doctor’s appointments may be frightening, and physicians aren’t always the best communicators. Maintain an open line of communication with your doctor about how you’re feeling. You can’t say too much about this subject.

Read the label
Problems in the administration The administration of medicines accounts for a major share of patient safety errors. Read the labels on your medications to make sure you are taking the right amount. If you have any questions about your prescriptions, don’t be afraid to ask your pharmacist.

Contribute to your own safety
Read up on essential practices for staying healthy and making your doctor’s or hospital visit as safe as possible. On its website, the World Health Organization provides a wealth of materials.

📅 International Patient Safety Day Observances

2022 September 17 Saturday
2023 September 17 Sunday
2024 September 17 Tuesday
2025 September 17 Wednesday
2026 September 17 Thursday

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