The 5 most common types of sentinel event outcomes in Q2 2016

The Joint Commission reviewed data evaluating the prevalence of sentinel event outcomes in the second quarter of fiscal year 2016.

Here are the five most common types:

1. Patient death — 54.4 percent

2. Unexpected additional care — 26.4 percent

3. Permanent loss of function — 8.3 percent   

4. Psychological impact — 3.3 percent

5. Severe temporary harm — 3.2 percent

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