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A Sentinel Event is defined by The Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) as an unexpected occurrence involving death or serious physical or psychological injury, or the risk thereof. Serious personal injury specifically includes loss of limb or function. … Continue reading
Medical malpractice at its simplest definition is the substandard care or treatment of a patient by a medical professional. Medical malpractice usually means that some sort of negligence, error or breach in standard of care has occurred. This can mean … Continue reading