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Sentinel event statistics for 2018

Medical Environment Update, June 1, 2019

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The Joint Commission (TJC) has released its full sentinel event data for 2018. Published annually in the March edition of Perspectives, TJC uses these statistics to determine areas of concern for the upcoming year.

“The trend for the most frequently reported sentinel events remains generally unchanged,” wrote Gerard M. Castro, PhD, MPH, Joint Commission project director of patient safety initiatives.

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