The third WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm proposes solutions to address obstacles to safe medication practices. WHO aims to achieve widespread engagement and commitment of WHO Member States and professional bodies around the world to reducing the harm associated with medication.
This Strategic Framework of the Global Patient Safety Challenge depicts the four domains of the Challenge: patients and the public, health care professionals, medicines and systems and practices of medication. The framework describes each domain through four subdomains. The three key action areas – polypharmacy, high-risk situations and transitions of care – are relevant in each domain and therefore form an inner circle.