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What is a sentinel event? In Australia it is clear cut events that reflect hospital or agency system process deficiencies…

April 20, 2012

Quote from: http://www.health.vic.gov.au/clinrisk/sentinel/index.htm#other

“Sentinel events are relatively infrequent, clear-cut events that occur independently of a patient’s condition, commonly reflect hospital (or agency) system and process deficiencies; and result in unnecessary outcomes for patients.”

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