Journal Article

Assessing the potential adoption and usefulness of concurrent, action-oriented, electronic adverse drug event triggers designed for the outpatient setting.

Mull HJ; Rosen AK; Shimada SL; Rivard PE; Nordberg B; Long B; Hoffman JM; Leecaster M; Savitz LA; Shanahan CW; Helwig A; Nebeker JR.

Trigger tools have been shown to be an efficient way to screen for adverse events. This AHRQ-funded study assessed the usefulness of different adverse drug event triggers in the outpatient setting. Five of the triggers performed reasonably well for either detecting harm or leading to a change in care plan.