India's new health policy draft 2015 and patient safety: A critical review
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The draft of National Health Policy 2015 is under discussion and process of ﬁnalization. Issues of healthcare quality, maternal and neonatal health, communicable diseases, infor- mation technology, affordable and accessible healthcare, health as a fundamental right and justiciable healthcare are some of the key focus areas in the draft. Most of the focus areas of the draft will have a direct bearing on the patient safety. Numerous discussions on the National Health Policy Draft 2015 are available but none relate to the issue of patient safety speciﬁcally. This paper analyses the Policy Draft with a focus on patient safety regulatory needs in India.