The Joint Commission's 10 most-reported sentinel events in Q2 2017

The Joint Commission released sentinel events for 2017 through the second quarter of fiscal year 2017.

These are the 10 most-reported sentinel events for 2017 through the second quarter of fiscal year 2017:

1. Fall — 49 reported
2. Suicide — 43 reported
3. Unintended retention of foreign body — 41 events
4. Wrong-patient, wrong-site, wrong-procedure — 35 events
5. Other unanticipated event — 34 events
6. Delay in treatment — 32 events
7. Medication error — 19 events
8. Criminal event — 16 events
9. Operation/Postoperative complication — 12 events
10. Perinatal death/injury — 10 events

There have been 400 sentinel events in 2017 so far.

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