Medical errors are a leading cause of preventable deaths. When a patient dies because of perceived medical negligence, hospitals get burnt down and doctors get beaten up. However, not all deaths are because of negligence - and not all errors can be prevented. In order to learn about what we can do to make sure that medical errors are minimised , India's first Patient Safety Workshop is being organised in Mumbai. This is the first conference in India which focuses on this key issue, which is usually misunderstood; and often ignored.
I am especially excited about the fact that this workshop will be involving patients as well, as I deeply believe that well-informed patients can play a very important role in preventing medical errors !
We've got some great speakers - please do come and join us ! You can get more details by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org !
NB Nrip, thanks for pointing out that there is an error in the conference announcement - it is on 24 April . Just shows how easy it is to make errors :)
The website for the conference is at http://thepatient.in/safety/