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Reportable Sentinel Events and Serious Untoward Events of Private Hospitals

The list of reportable sentinel events and serious untoward events for private hospitals was revised on 1 January 2015. The reporting criteria for private hospitals and public hospitals are aligned.

Statistics of Sentinel Events and Serious Untoward Events Reported by Private Hospitals in 2017 (as at 31 August 2017)

Table 1 Sentinel Events

  Sentinel Events Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
1. Surgery/interventional procedure involving the wrong patient or body part 2(0) - -  
2. Retained instruments or other material after surgery/interventional procedure 1(0) 1(0) 1(0)  
3. ABO incompatibility blood transfusion - - -  
4. Medication error resulting in major permanent loss of function or death - - -  
5. Intravascular gas embolism resulting in death or neurological damage - - -  
6. Death of an in-patient from suicide (including home leave) - - -  
7. Maternal death or serious morbidity associated with labour or delivery - - -  
8. Infant discharged to wrong family or infant abduction - - -  
9. Other adverse events resulting in permanent loss of function or death (excluding complications) - - -  
* Number of fatal cases is indicated in bracket.



Table 2 Serious Untoward Events

  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. Patient misidentification which could have led to death or permanent harm - - -  
* Number of fatal cases is indicated in bracket.

Statistics on Sentinel Events Reported by Private Hospitals

  Last Revision Date : 16 Oct 2017