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Potential Compensable Event [DoDI 6025.13] (PCE)

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An adverse event that results in harm to a patient and presents a possible financial loss to the Federal Government (a malpractice claim or death or disability payment). All PCEs shall be fully investigated by the risk manager and documented in the Department of Defense (DoD) PCE module of the Centralized Credentials Quality Assurance System (CCQAS) within 180 calendar days of the date of occurrence or initial identification. Any event determined to result in harm to a patient shall be documented in the CCQAS according to the DoD Patient Safety Program (PSP) reporting harm scale categories e.g. death, severe permanent harm, permanent harm. All PCEs shall be documented in the CCQAS with descriptions identical to the DoD PSP reporting categories of event types e.g. accident, blood/blood products, healthcare associated infection.

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DoD Manual 6025.13: Medical Quality Assurance and Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System (MHS)

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Potential Compensable Event [DoDM 6025.13]

Last Updated: December 05, 2018

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