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

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.


Press Release: Dr. Mike Durkin Assumes Role As Vice Chairman of Patient Safety Movement Foundation Board of Directors

Durkin Will Serve Alongside Chairman Dr. Michael A.E. Ramsay to Help Organization Achieve Goal of Zero Preventable Deaths from Medical Errors by 2030

Patient Safety Movement Foundation Healthcare Safety Fellowship

Five fellows will be chosen each year to join this exciting, competitive program, which will prepare future leaders in patient safety by providing excellent, engaging learning experiences as well as the opportunity to cultivate strong networks and relationships that will last a lifetime.

Lewis Blackman Leadership Award

The Lewis Blackman Leadership Award will be awarded to an active health professional student or resident who has demonstrated exemplary leadership skills in patient safety in ways that will contribute to the vision of ZERO preventable patient deaths.

#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: Connecting with Patients

Today, many medical professionals face some new challenges in making that all-important connection. These days, doctors are pressed for time and don’t have that same one-on-one relationship with their patients. While doctors can pull up a chair and speak to the patient at eye level, technology is playing a greater role these days. The increasing role of technology in healthcare has been advantageous in some ways, but has posed new challenges, too.

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.