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NQF Adds 4 Serious Reportable Events, Updates 25

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, June 15, 2011
6. Radiologic events

A. (NEW) Death or serious injury of a patient or staff associated with the introduction of a metallic object into the MRI area

7. Potential criminal events
  1. Any instance of care ordered by or provided by someone impersonating a physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other licensed healthcare provider
  2. Abduction of a patient/resident of any age
  3. Sexual abuse/assault on a patient or staff member within or on the grounds of a healthcare setting
  4. Death or serious injury of a patient or staff member resulting from a physical assault (i.e., battery) that occurs within or on the grounds of a healthcare setting
  

 


John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.

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