Joint Commission Updates Sentinel Event Statistics

November 25, 2015 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


​Wrong-site, wrong-patient, and wrong-procedure surgery continues to be the sentinel event most frequently reported to the Joint Commission, with 1,196 such events reported through September 30, 2015, according to recently updated statistics provided by the accreditor. Roughly 4% of events were reported by ambulatory care organizations.

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