On 19 June 2014, the European Commission published their Report on the implementation of the “Council Recommendations on patient safety, including the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections"
The report formulated is based on Member State replies to a questionnaire, stakeholder responses to the corresponding public consultation and a Eurobarometer survey. Although it varies from Member State to Member State, the Commission reports that the Recommendations have spurred new legislation and policy on patient safety in 16 of the 28 Member States.
Several key areas in need of improvement were identified however including:
Of particular interest, is what the Commission points to in terms of potential future action on patient safety. The following ideas were identified by the Member States themselves:
Stakeholders on the other hand, pointed to the many areas for future action including:
The full text is available here.