At least five people die every minute due to unsafe healthcare

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The World Health Organization is urging medical professionals, policy makers, caregivers and patients to take urgent action to ensure no one is harmed while receiving treatment.

(FOX NEWS) – The World Health Organization says at least five people die every minute due to unsafe health care.

The organization says health care-associated infections, diagnosis errors and unsafe care procedures all play a role in those statistics.

Such errors costing upwards of 40 billion dollars a year.

A campaign is now being launched calling for urgent action to improve patient safety which will include improvements in training, standardizing procedures and ensuring safe and clean environments.

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