SIMPATIE

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Safety Improvement for Patients in Europe

Patient safety is recognized internationally as a major health quality issue. There is good evidence of adverse events and their cost both for healthcare providers and society in delivering healthcare.

The SIMPATIE project developed an overview of actions and instruments, regarding patient safety. It focused on facilitating free movement of people and services by developing EU-wide commonality and transparency in healthcare institutions.

The main goal of the project was reached by using Europe-wide network of organisations, experts, professionals and other stakeholders and by establishing a common European set of strategies, vocabulary, indicators and tools to improve patient safety.

The project took off in February 2005 and lasted two years.