An App is Helping Hospital Patients Protect Themselves from the 3rd Leading Cause of Death

APRA’s Patient’s Hospital Safety Guide app is a mobile app developed in co-operation with leading medical professionals to help hospital patients protect themselves from preventable medical errors and harm.

Why Hospital Patients Need a Safety Guide

Medical errors in hospitals have increased significantly during the pandemic and their CEOs are concerned because they’re the 3rd leading cause of death.

While many hospitalized patients receive excellent care and are healed without incident, errors happen at all hospitals every day, resulting in between 10,000 and 20,000 incidents of harm daily, millions of injuries, many permanent, and from 250,000 to 440,000 deaths a year, many after discharge. Up to one in three admitted patients is harmed and more than half of all harm occurs in cases of elective surgery or procedures, rather than emergency or urgent care.

It’s a hidden threat that hospitals don’t want their patients to know about. That’s why they never publicly report their preventable deaths and injuries. So most patients don’t realize they’re at risk of being injured or even killed by something that has nothing to do with why they’re in the hospital.

Fortunately, many errors can be caught or prevented by the patient, a family member, or an advocate using the Patient’s Hospital Safety Guide app before any harm is done. It’s a must-have for anyone receiving hospital treatment. 

The app includes:

  • how and when hospital errors happen
  • how to stop many errors 
  • how to know when an error has been made
  • what to do if an error has been made
  • what to do if the patient has been harmed
  • how to know if the patient is in distress and needs immediate help

.… and much more.

The app was developed for the layman without any medical terms so it’s easy to use and understand. 

Try It Out

Try an online version of the app

Download the App

Download the Patient’s Hospital Safety Guide app from the App Store for Apple devices and Google Play Store for Android devices.

Please share this information with your family and friends. You could save a life.

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