In Taiwan, patient safety work began in 2002 after the injury and death of a number of patients as a result of improper clinical practices of several healthcare institutions, which revealed problems in healthcare safety in Taiwan. To protect patient safety, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) officially formed the Patient Safety Committee in February 2003 in collaboration with the healthcare industry, the government and academia. The mission of this committee is to integrate and initiate a series of measures for promoting patient safety, to aggressively connect with the world, and to participate in international patient safety activities, aiming to keep pace with the latest development trends of patient safety in the world for the reference of domestic healthcare institutions to enforce patient safety and encourage people's participation.
To establish national patient safety goals.
The Annual Patient Safety Goals of year 2014-2015 are:
Since the program was launched in 2003, patient safety work has been promoted for the following goals: