Medical errors in hospitals are the third leading cause of death in the United States, just behind heart disease and cancer. Globally it is believed that medical errors kill more people than HIV, Malaria, and Tuberculosis, combined.
ZERO Preventable Deaths
ZERO is not just a number – it’s our mission
The Patient Safety Movement Foundation believes reaching ZERO preventable deaths in hospitals is not only the right goal, but an attainable one with the right people, ideas, and technology.
Patient Safety Challenges
Hospitals are facing the following challenges daily, but there is hope! We have created solutions to address these challenges. When implemented, hospitals can achieve ZERO preventable deaths.
People around the globe that have joined the movement
Lead Us to ZERO
What we need to solve the problem is a committed group of individuals who challenge the status quo and push for what is best for patient safety. Learn how you can get involved. No matter who you are, you can help.
Patients & Families
Join the Movement
There are many ways YOU can get involved in the Movement and help us solve the large-scale problem we face worldwide, preventable medical errors within hospitals. Solving the problem is simply a matter of connecting the dots. YOU can be a part of the solution, no matter your role in the healthcare ecosystem.
We will be gathering everyone to "March" for patient safety. Learn More.
POSTPONED: 2020 World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit
Learn more about why our biggest event of the year was postponed
Spotlight On: Sutter Health Fights Pneumonia One Toothbrush at a Time
Read how Sutter Health is saving lives.
Blog Article: James Titcombe: Speaking up for Patient Safety across the United Kingdom
Breaking through a Culture of Silence and Fear
Blog Article: Amy Viela’s Quest to Improve Healthcare Access for All
Improving Health Care for the Uninsured and Underinsured
Patient Safety Solution App
Access the Foundation's Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) when you're on the go. The app gives you the ability to share content across your organization or your greater networks in healthcare.
If you or someone you love is in the hospital or heading to the hospital soon, download PatientAider.