Journal Article
Review

The application of the Global Trigger Tool: a systematic review.

Hibbert PD, Molloy CJ, Hooper TD, et al. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 2016.

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Global Trigger Tool is widely used to identify adverse events. This systematic review found variation in how the tool is implemented, with differing rates of adverse events detected. The authors suggest modifying the trigger tool to capture errors of omission and to assess the preventability of events identified.