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Sentinel reporting hiding facts

Posted by: Paul Entwistle | 8 October, 2012 - 9:41 AM
Sentinanl Reports

The critical findings by the Coroners Court into the death of teenager Vaughan Rasmussen has raised questions over using secretive sentinel reporting to deal with medical deaths. Paul Murray spoke with Labor member Peter Tinley who championed the Rasmussen's plea for an investigation.

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  • Weren't deaths in hospitals through mishap,lack of knowledge,training, supervision, understaffing or negligence once called "adverse events" and made public?
    I take it that an "adverse event" is now called a "sentinel event" to enable the failings of doctors and nurses investigating themselves in hospitals to remain secret?
    How dare they? The State, through the people of this State,employ these people and every failing must become public knowledge and, if necessary, they must be held accountable.
    A young teenager died...and they're covering their backsides? Doesn't wash.

    Dellas Monday 8 October, 2012 - 4:29 PM

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