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Joint Commission says sentinel events declined again in 2017, but same problems top annual list

Medical Environment Update, May 1, 2018

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The Joint Commission recently released its final sentinel event statistics for 2017. The same medical miscues again top the list; however, it seems encouraging that the total number of reported sentinel events declined for a second consecutive year while the number of self-reported incidents continued to climb.

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