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American Society of Anesthesiologists Joins Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation to Support Patient Safety Movement.

M2 PHARMA-March 20, 2017-American Society of Anesthesiologists Joins Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation to Support Patient Safety Movement


- US-based non profits The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) have jointly agreed to support the Patient Safety Movement Foundation's (PSMF) mission to eliminate preventable patient deaths by the year 2020, the organisations said.

The two organisations will encourage physician anesthesiologists to lead their organisations to implement patient safety improvements that will help eliminate preventable patient deaths.

Founded in 1905, ASA is an educational, research, and scientific society with more than 52,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology.

The APSF, an ASA related organization, was launched in 1985 to support research, education, and clinical practices that reduce the risk of harm to surgical patients. Its mission is "that no patient will be harmed by anesthesia."

More than 200,000 people die every year in US hospitals and 3m worldwide in ways that could have been prevented.

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation was established through the support of the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare to reduce that number of preventable deaths to 0 by 2020 (0X2020).

Improving patient safety will require a collaborative effort from all stakeholders, including patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government, employers, and private payers.

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation works with all stakeholders to address the problems with actionable solutions for patient safety. The Foundation also convenes the World Patient Safety, Science and Technology Summit.

The Summit brings together some of the world's best minds for thought-provoking discussions and new ideas to challenge the status quo.

By presenting specific, high-impact solutions to meet patient safety challenges, called Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, encouraging medical technology companies to share the data their products are purchased for, and asking hospitals to make commitments to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation is working toward zero preventable deaths by 2020.

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