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Sentinel Event Statistics 1995-2018.

Joint Commission.

This website provides sentinel event data reported to The Joint Commission, which includes information on 801 sentinel events reported in 2018. Unintended retained foreign bodiesfalls and wrong–patient, wrong-site, wrong-procedures were the most frequently submitted incidents in this time period. The data and graphs are updated quarterly and include specific analysis associated with event type by year and root causes by event type from 1995 through the close of 2018.