Patient patient from unnecessary harm or potential harm related

safety is an important element of health care and can be defined as freedom for
a patient from unnecessary harm or potential harm related with health care. Every
year, a number of patients suffer injuries or die because of unsafe and poor
quality health care. Most of these injuries are avoidable.


challenges for patient safety in health care are lack of safety culture and
attitudes that overlook basic safety rules for both the patient as well as the
health-care professional. Health-care professionals are reluctant to report or
talk about adverse events and medical errors for fear of blaming, embarrassment,
punishment. Moreover, there is underreporting of adverse events and medical

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The World
Health Organization (WHO) has strategies for safer health care by placing the
patient at the centre through developing guidelines and tools, and building
capacity.  The patient safety education
program was established in 2009 to support the education and training of
medical professionals and students in quality improvements and patient safety.


students are the future medical care providers and they need to understand how
systems affect the quality and safety of healthcare and must prepare themselves
to practice care safely.

The World
Health Organization (WHO) has developed a Patient Safety Curriculum Guide for
medical students to help them meet this future challenge. The medical patient
safety curriculum guide builds patient safety knowledge and capacity to
practice safely1


In Indonesia,
curriculum on patient safety has implemented on 18 medical faculties since 2012
according to the WHO Standard.  Even tough, curriculum on patient safety
for other healthcare professionals has not developed yet. There were also a
guide how to integrate patient safety into medical school curriculum. It will
enable and encourage medical school to include patient safety in their course. However,
very few studies has been investigated of undergraduate medical student
attitude to patient safety. The aim of this study was to assess undergraduate
medical students’ attitudes to patient safety issue and their interest in
education related to patient safety.