Adverse Event Reports
Adverse events, also called Serious Reportable Events (SREs), are events that have been determined to be unrelated to the natural course and/or proper treatment of a patient's illness or underlying condition.
Since January 2010, all New Hampshire Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs), except for New Hampshire Hospital and Hampstead Hospital, have been required to report all SREs as defined by the National Quality Forum. In 2011, the NQF broadened their definition of SREs and added additional event types to the list. This list serves as the standard for identifying patient safety events.
NQF Serious Reportable Events in Health 2011 Update