The World Health Organization has declared September 17 as the first World Patient Safety Day. Globally, 134 million adverse events contribute to 2.6 million deaths each year due to unsafe care. At 28,000 deaths per year in Canada, patient harm ranks third in mortality after cancer and heart disease.
Commemorate the first World Patient Safety Day by watching an exclusive screening of the patient safety documentary To Err is Human, participate in a panel discussion, and network with senior Canadian health care leaders who are working to make care safer.
The documentary interviews health care leaders, highlights real-world efforts toward safer care and explores one family’s compelling journey from victimhood to empowerment. After the film, senior Canadian health care leaders will discuss important health care issues facing Canadians today.
You can watch the screening live online from anywhere in the world. An in-person screening will be held at the Ottawa Art Gallery.