Patient Safety

Research Project

Evaluation of the extent of implementation of the Helsinki Declaration for Patient Safety in anaesthesiology: a mixed-methods action research project

The goals of the project are to map the extent of, and identify deficiencies and regional differences in, the implementation of the Declaration so far since its launch in 2010, thereby also improving adoption into clinical practice. This will give a snapshot of patient safety in anaesthesiology across Europe and the Declaration’s role within it.

An online survey has been created in order to evaluate adoption of the Helsinki Declaration in Europe so that we can identify variations and barriers in the implementation process and improvement of patient safety. We invite all ESA members to take part! More information can be found at or you can contact us at