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Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 11: High-Alert Medications and Patient Safety

November 19, 1999

sea 11 high alert medsSince the Joint Commission began tracking sentinel events in 1995, the Accreditation Committee of the Joint Commission's Board of Commissioners has reviewed 89 cases related to medication errors.  Medication errors are one of the most common causes of avoidable harm to patients in health care organizations.