serious reportable event

serious reportable event

Patient care A health care event resulting in death, serious injury or other significant harm Types Surgical; product/
device-related; Pt protection; Pt care; environmental; criminal Examples Surgery on wrong body part, on wrong Pt, wrong procedure, retention of foreign object in Pt post surgery or other procedure. See Medical error.
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Situation: Jeanette Erickson, the Nurse Leader of a "highly visible hospital" shared how she led this organization through a serious reportable event.
Pennsylvania and Minnesota publish serious reportable event summaries for each hospital within their respective borders, and more states can be expected to follow suit.
With leadership and action from our nurses, we decreased patient falls with serious injury by 80 percent with no patient sustaining a serious reportable event from a fall in 2010.
The NQF (2006) identified "preventable, serious, and unambiguous adverse events that should never occur" as serious reportable events (SRE), which many states are currently requiring health care facilities to report.
HHS's Partnership for Patients sweeps in everyone, and the National Quality Forum's proposed expansions to its serious reportable events list for the first time included office practices, ambulatory-surgery centers and skilled-nursing facilities as well as hospitals.
co-chair of the NQF National Voluntary Consensus Standards Maintenance Committee on Serious Reportable Events, says that it is not always possible to determine if an event was caused by error.
Aetna has added language to its hospital contracts calling for waiving all costs related to a number of serious reportable events.
The Leapfrog Group launched a project last year to encourage hospitals to develop plans to avoid these serious reportable events.
The audio seminar will focus on operational considerations, such as ethical coding principles and techniques for successful implementation, for serious reportable events.
6 million residents would no longer pay hospitals and other providers for the costs of "28 serious reportable events.
Look for the press release entitled, "National Quality Forum Updates Endorsement of Serious Reportable Events in Healthcare" from Oct.
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