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Joint Commission releases sentinel event statistics released for 2018

Joint Commission Online
March 13, 2019

In 2018, The Joint Commission reviewed a total of 801 sentinel events. The majority— 87 percent — were voluntarily self-reported by an accredited or certified organization.

The patient safety specialists in the Joint Commission’s Office of Quality and Patient Safety work with organizations reporting sentinel events to identify contributing factors and actions the organization can take to reduce risk.