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.


Building Public Awareness

Patient and health worker safety is being compromised by the pandemic ravaging our globe. During this time we’ve all come to the realization that we could become a hospitalized patient in a matter of days — health workers, politicians, celebrities, scientists, families, and entrepreneurs alike.


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.


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 in 2019 by Committed Hospitals*

* Numbers are based on the data provided by committed hospitals in the PSMF network

4793 Hospitals Across 48 Countries
Committed to ZERO by 2020

Committed Hospitals

Healthcare Technology companies have signed the Open Data Pledge


Actionable Patient Safety Solutions workgroup participants

19000 +

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.


#uniteforsafecare Virtual Event

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

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.