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DOD Reportable Event

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Any patient safety event resulting in death, permanent harm, or severe temporary harm, as per the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Harm Scale; or meeting The Joint Commission’s sentinel event or the National Quality Forum’s serious reportable event definitions. DOD REs require a comprehensive systematic analysis and follow-up corrective action implementation plan report. This term encompasses sentinel events referred to in Section 744 of the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. 

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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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DOD Reportable Event

Last Updated: August 31, 2023
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