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Sentinel Event Statistics

Table 1 Events that lead to death/serious outcomes
Events that lead to death/serious outcomes Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
1 Surgery or interventional procedure involving wrong patient or body part - - - -
2 Unintended retention of instruments or other materials after surgery or interventional procedures - - - -
3 Transfusion reaction arising from incompatibility of blood/ blood products - - - -
4 Medication error involving death or serious injury - - - -
5 Intravascular gas embolism resulting in death or serious injury - - - -
6 Death of an in-patient from suicide - - - -
7 Unanticipated maternal death or serious maternal injury associated with labour or delivery and occurring within 42 days after delivery 2(1) 1(0) - -
8 Infant discharged to wrong family or infant abduction - - - -
9 Unanticipated death or serious injury of a full-term infant within 7 days after birth 1(0) - - -
10 Unanticipated death or serious injury that occurs during or within 48 hours after operation or interventional procedures 2(1) - - -
* Number of fatal cases is indicated in bracket.
Table 2 Unanticipated events that possibly lead to death or serious injury / possess significant public health risk
Unanticipated events that possibly lead to death or serious injury / possess significant public health risk Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
1 Medication error that carries a significant public health risk - - - -
2 Patient misidentification which could have led to death or serious injury - - - -
* Number of fatal cases is indicated in bracket.
Table 3 Others
Others Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
1 Any other events that have resulted in unanticipated death or serious injury, or with significant public health risk - - - 1(0)
Other significant events - - - -
* Number of fatal cases is indicated in bracket.
Statistics of Sentinel Events and Serious Untoward Events Reported by Private Hospitals in Previous Years