Journal Article

Detection of adverse events in an acute geriatric hospital over a 6-year period using the Global Trigger Tool.

Suarez C; Menendez MD; Alonso J; Castaño N; Alonso M; Vazquez F.

This retrospective study employed the Global Trigger Tool to detect adverse events at a geriatric hospital and found that incidents declined over time. The authors attribute improvements to systems strategies, including checklists, safety culture surveys, and prevention of pressure ulcers and infections.