Serious Safety Event Rate



NOTE: Lower numbers are better. Hover over the data points to see the exact number calculated.

SSER is measured by SSE (serious safety event) during 12 months divided by adjusted patient days over a 12-month period time 10,000.

What are we doing to improve?

A serious safety event (SSE) is one where there is a likelihood of a deviation from generally accepted performance standards that results in harm to a patient. Serious events and “near misses” are investigated and reviewed by the Quality Management Council. An investigation is performed as appropriate using Root Cause Analysis, Apparent Cause Analysis, the Plan-Do-Study-Act process, and may be referred to Medical Staff Peer Review or hospital leadership for additional review. The analysis is intended to identify process and redesign changes in order to reduce the risk of such events occurring in the future.