Since the release of the “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System” report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in September 1999, patient safety has become a priority in healthcare systems. This report highlighted medical errors as one of the leading causes of death and injuries. Subsequent studies across various fields have contributed to understanding the problem, revealing that around 10% of admitted patients experience some type of adverse event, and half of these are preventable.
- Implement a safety culture in their original environments by designing inputs and outputs that a functional unit of safety and healthcare quality should have.
- Develop competencies to design and lead research projects in quality and safety in maternal-fetal medicine.
- Competence in professional and patient communication that maximizes safety.
- Understand the basic principles of medical simulation of obstetric complications.