Technical Series on Safer Primary Care

March 2017
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    31st March 2017
  • ISBN 9789241511681
  • Language English
  • Pages 200 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"

The Technical Series on Safer Primary Care is a series of nine monographs, which explore the magnitude and nature of harm in the primary care setting from a number of different angles, and through this provides some possible solutions and practical next steps for improving safety.

Each monograph describes the scope, approach, potential solutions, practical next steps, concluding remarks, and then provides links to online tool kits and manuals to provide practical suggestions for countries and organizations that have committed to moving forward with this agenda.

The technical series aims to raise awareness among Member States about issues that could be targeted for improving the safety of primary care.

Objectives of the technical series: (i) to raise awareness about the causes and consequences of unsafe primary care; (ii) to provide accessible summaries about key issues to address when striving for safer primary care; and (iii) to help increase knowledge about how to design and deliver safer primary care.

World Health Organization

World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.