Patient Safety

Updated content in: 28/09/2023

World Patient Safety Day 2023: Engaging Patients for Patient Safety

"Through the slogan “Elevate the voice of patients!”, WHO calls on all stakeholders to take necessary action to ensure that patients are involved in policy formulation, are represented in governance structures, are engaged in co-designing safety strategies, and are active partners in their own care... Evidence shows that when patients are treated as partners in their care, significant gains are made in safety, patient satisfaction and health outcomes. By becoming active members of the health care team, patients can contribute to the safety of their care and that of the health care system as a whole." (WHO)


In EVID@Easy– the VHL's guided evidence search tool to support health decisions, we can explore SDG 3 topics and find studies on quality of life, safety and patient preference.



Navigate through the tool. In step 1 choose an SDG3 theme, in step 2 the health problem and in steps 3 and 4 the options below:
* Understanding and clarifying the problem / Identify syntheses about user perceptions, values, and experiences of the problem, or
* Implementation considerations for the options (interventions) / Identify studies on user values ​​and preferences that may influence the acceptability of options.

Associated links

Pod Cast - Summary of a POEMs (Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters)
Segunda Opinião Formativa - PHC questions with evidence-based answers