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Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Office-Based Surgery

Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 47: Radiation risks of diagnostic imaging

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(Addendum May 2017) Diagnostic radiation is an effective tool that can save lives. The higher the dose of radiation delivered at any one time, however, the greater the risk for long-term damage.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Sentinel Event Alert, Sentinel Event, Radiation Overdose


Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services

Radiation Overdose FAQs

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Radiation Overdose as a Reviewable Sentinel Event - The Joint Commission recently added two new items to its list of events that are reviewable under its Sentinel Event Policy.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event, Radiation Overdose, Behavioral Health Care