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Vietnam: Health Ministry Proposes Adverse Event Reporting System

Việt Nam News writes: The Ministry of Health has proposed a system to identify, report and categorise adverse events to prevent untoward incidents at medical facilities. An adverse event is any undesirable experience associated with the use of a medical product in a patient, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. According to the draft circular proposed by the ministry, the system will identify the types of incidents to determine their level of seriousness. The ministry has encouraged medical facilities to set up the incident reporting system to identify causes and propose solutions to medical incidents. Việt Nam has witnessed a series of adverse events in recent years.

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