GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - The World Health Organization is calling for urgent action to end bad health care practices responsible for killing millions of patients around the world every year.
The World Health Organization reports one in 10 patients is harmed in high-income countries.
It says 134 million patients in low-and-middle-income countries are harmed because of unsafe care leading to 2.6 million deaths annually.
Besides the avoidable and tragic loss of life, WHO reports patient harm leads to economic losses of trillions of dollars globally each year.
It says medication errors alone cost an estimated $42 billion annually.