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Measurement Tool/Indicator

Sentinel Event Data Summary.

Joint Commission.



January 27, 2021
Joint Commission.

This website provides sentinel event data reported to The Joint Commission, which includes information on 437 sentinel events reported in 2020 through the end of June. 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 regularly and include specific analysis associated with event type by year from 1995 through the fourth quarter of 2020.