Updated Sentinel Event Statistics for 2017

According to the Joint Commission they received a total of 805 reports of Sentinel events in 2017. 87% of the reports were submitted by an accredited or certified and entity from Joint Commission. The top three events reported were unintended retention of foreign body, falls and wrong site, wrong patient, or wrong procedure.

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By Suzanne Rector, contact her at Suzanne@www.vitalhealthlink.net