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Sentinel Event and Serious Untoward Event Statistics

Sentinel Events Reported by Day Procedure Centres in 2024 (as at 31 March 2024)

Sentinel Events Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1 Surgery / interventional procedure involving a wrong patient or body part - - -
2 Retained instruments or other material after surgery / interventional procedure - - -
3 Medication error resulting in major permanent loss of function or death - - -
4 Intravascular gas embolism resulting in death or neurological damage - - -
5 Other adverse events resulting in permanent loss of function or death (excluding complications) - - -

Serious Untoward Events Reported by Day Procedure Centres in 2024 (as at 31 March 2024)

Serious Untoward Events Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
1 Medication error which could have led to death or permanent harm or carries a significant public health risk 2(0)
2 Patient misidentification which could have led to death or permanent harm -

Highlight in first quarter of 2024

In the first quarter of 2024, two serious untoward events (SUE) of medication error were reported by day procedure centres. The first event involved a patient who was wrongly dispensed with a thrombopoietin receptor agonist. The second event involved a patient who was administered with an intravenous chemotherapy drug at a wrong infusion rate.

Statistics of Sentinel Events and Serious Untoward Events Reported by Day Procedure Centre (by Year)