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Sentinel event?

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Sentinel event?

Postby pdh0224 » Wed Oct 20, 2004 2:46 am

Dear teacher,

Dr. McGowan said that a fracture was "really a sentinel event in an older person - any fracture."

Q : What does "sentinel event" mean in the sentence? Does it mean that it often occur?

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Postby Alan » Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:02 pm

Actually, I've never heard this expression, but I imagine that it means something like a 'key event', or possibly a 'warning event'.
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