Potentially preventable care events are those situations where inappropriate care resulted in a less than desirable outcome. These events create unnecessary and avoidable cost as well as harmful outcomes for patients. This tactic identifies the occurrence of these events as well as the costs associated with them. This tool also helps managers discover the root cause of the practice that resulted in the incident. Under emerging legislation hospitals in a growing number of states will be penalized for the occurrences of these kinds of events thus making this tool one of our most highly sought after.