WHO Technical Series on Safer Primary Care

Publication Details

Editors: World Health Organization
Publication date: 2016
Languages: English
Chapter downloads available on the WHO website

- Patient engagement
- Education and training
- Human factors
- Administrative errors
- Diagnostic errors
- Medication errors
- Multimorbidity
- Transitions of care
- Electronic tools


The Technical Series on Safer Primary Care is a series of nine monographs listed above, which explore the magnitude and nature of harm of each topic in the primary care setting, and provides potential solutions and practical next steps for improvement.

Each monograph describes: the scope, approach, potential solutions, practical next steps, concluding remarks, and links to online toolkits and manuals are also referenced in order to provide practical suggestions for countries and organizations that have committed to moving forward 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:

- raise awareness about the causes and consequences of unsafe primary care;
- provide accessible summaries about key issues to address when striving for safer primary care;
- help increase knowledge about how to design and deliver safer primary care.

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