Opinion: Hong Kong's patient safety must be improved Patient Safety Monitor: Global Edition, December 25, 2007 Patient

safety does not have high priority in Hong Kong, said Darren Mann, a professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong and examiner in surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, in a recent issue of South China Morning Post. "There is no reliable data on the incidence of hospital injury in Hong Kong, but we know the figures outnumber those for traffic accidents," said Mann in the Post. Mann blames the lack of focus on patient safety as a reason for China's absence in the recent World Health Organization patient safety initiative. Mann calls for an independent patient safety agency to coordinate safety initiatives and monitor quality. To read the full article, click here. Log in may be required.

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