The Problem

Medical Errors

The World’s 14th Leading Cause of Death

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.


The Goal

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.


Our Impact

This is not just a mission, it’s a Movement. See how we’re impacting the lives of patients across the world and learn how you can make a difference.

Join Us Today So That Patients Can Live Tomorrow

Lives Saved Annually Through Committed Hospitals*

Stay tuned to find out the final number at our 2020 World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit on March 6th, 2020!
* Numbers are based on the data provided by committed hospitals in the PSMF network

4710 Committed Hospitals Across 50 Countries

Committed Hospitals

Healthcare Technology companies have signed the Open Data Pledge


Actionable Patient Safety Solutions workgroup participants

12000 +

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.

Healthcare Professionals
Healthcare Professionals
Healthcare Technologists
Healthcare Technologists
Patients & Families
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.


Marching for Patient Safety

We're looking to gather all stakeholders to "March" for patient safety. Sign up for more information below.

Register for the 2020 World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit

The World Patient Safety, Science Technology Summit is March 5-7, 2020 this year. See where it is and who is speaking.

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Peer Support and the Second Victim

Providing timely peer support for hospital employees.

Mobile Apps

Patient Safety Solution App

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.
PatientAider App

PatientAider App

If you or someone you love is in the hospital or heading to the hospital soon, download PatientAider.