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Improved Patient Safety
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Attorney Andrew Barovick practices law at Alegria & Barovick LLP in New York. Much of Andrew Barovick’s work centers on medical malpractice and issues related to patient safety. He maintains an active interest in patient care and follows advances in patient safety practices.

As part of its long-standing commitment to patient care and safety, the World Health Organization operates the Safer Primary Care project in America and internationally. This education-focused project explores patient care across the globe to develop a better understanding of the risks inherent in primary care and help physicians follow best practices for mitigating these risks.

In 2016, the program has focused heavily on patient safety as it relates to medications and prescriptions. Through research and the sharing of experiences, physicians developed new ways to reduce harm from medications. The yearlong discussion will culminate in a Global Patient Safety Challenge beginning in 2017, encouraging physicians to put new strategies for patient care into practice. These advances in prescription safety are likely to have lasting benefits for patient care as medication-related mishaps become less common.

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