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Norway’s Patient Safety Program Honored in International Competition

Country Correspondent: Birgitte Graverholt

Norway’s national patient safety program, In Safe Hands 24-7, received an award at the World Hospital Congress in Taipei, Taiwan, in November 2017. Ninety organizations were in the competition, representing 24 countries. Since 2011, Norway’s program has sought to reduce patient injuries, build long-lasting organizational structures to promote safety, and instill a culture of safety in the health care sector. Among other steps, the program offers streamlined care packages for specific treatments that lay out guidelines for safe treatments and procedures.

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