never event - definition and synonyms

  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    an event that should never occur in a healthcare setting, for example leaving a foreign object in a patient after surgery, or giving a patient the wrong drug resulting in death or serious disability

    An inspection is under way at Derriford Hospital following seven reported "never events" in the last financial year.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 09/05/2013