The National Quality Forum Releases 2011 Serious Reportable Event (SRE) Update

July 1, 2011    |   By: Calevir

The NQF has released “Serious Reportable Events in Healthcare – 2011 Update: A Consensus Report”, including updates to 25 SREs, and adding four new SREs.

New SREs are events resulting in death or serious injury related to the loss of biological specimens, failure to communicate test results, neonates associated with labor or delivery in a low risk pregnancy, and metallic objects in MRI areas. Updates also address SREs in settings other than hospitals, including outpatient/office-based surgery centers, skilled facilities and office-based practices.

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