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Table 2 Outcomes or clinical conditions determined by sentinel events with consequences in the healthcare assistance

From: The contribution of legal medicine in clinical risk management

▪ Death ▪ Permanent disability ▪ Coma ▪ State of illness that determines prolonged hospitalization or chronicization ▪ Major trauma following the fall of a patient ▪ Transfer to a semi-intensive or intensive care unit ▪ Surgical reintervention ▪ Cardiorespiratory resuscitation ▪ Request for specific psychiatric and psychological treatments as a result of suicide attempts or violence suffered within the structure ▪ Transfusion reaction consequent to AB0 incompatibility ▪ Other unlisted changes (i.e. therapeutic treatments with additional drugs that would otherwise not have been necessary; request for diagnostic investigations of greater complexity; traumas and fractures)