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.
Expanded Clinical Support
Our Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) have grown into three distinct products. Learn more about our FREE APSS Blueprints, APSS Educational Resources and our APSS Virtual Coaching.
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.
On World Patient Safety Day, September 17th, 2020, 6,821 people tuned into the virtual event with their friends and families (with physical distancing and masks) to learn about how they could protect themselves as a patient, and serve as an advocate for their loved ones receiving medical care. The event recording lives on YouTube so you if you missed it or want to tune back in, click on the link below.
Blog Article: A perception-based analysis of the contributors to medical error: Understanding current state, leveraging findings, and applying results to push forward for patient safety
Learn how the following report illustrates results from both the PSMF community and from the general public on healthcare topics in order to assess perceptions and establish a platform for patient safety movements forthcoming.
PatientAider® Mobile App in Arabic
The Arabic Translation was Kindly Donated by the Saudi Patient Safety Center, a Committed Partner of the PSMF
Charity Miles Announcement
It's Simple: When You Walk Raise Money and Awareness
POSTPONED: 2020 World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit
Learn more about why our biggest event of the year was postponed
Spotlight On: King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre: Getting to Zero CLABSI
Learn how education has helped King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre progress to ZERO
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.