Some never events are non-reimbursible: Who should bear the cost of their treatment?
Never events are events, such as surgery performed on the wrong patient or wrong site surgery, which should never happen in a healthcare setting. They are defined as adverse events that are serious, largely preventable, and of concern to both the public and health care providers for the purpose of public accountability.Ken Kizer, MD, former CEO of the National Quality Forum (NQF) first coined the term never event in 2001. The list of never events has been revised over
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