Joint Commission Updates Sentinel Event Statistics through 2014

May 1, 2015 | Physician Practice News

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​The Joint Commission provides sentinel event statistics for 2014 in an April 16, 2015, update of its Sentinel Event Data Summary web page. Of the 764 total events reported in 2014, unintended retention of a foreign body (n = 112), fall (n = 91), patient suicide (n = 82), delay in treatment (n = 73), and other unanticipated event (n = 73) were the most frequently reported types.

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