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Characterisations of adverse events detected in a university hospital: a 4-year study using the Global Trigger Tool method.

Rutberg H, Risberg MB, Sjödahl R, et al. BMJ open. 2014;4:e004879.

Hospitals employ various methods to detect adverse events, each with their own advantages and drawbacks. In this study at an academic medical center, the Global Trigger Tool identified an adverse event rate of 20%, and only 6% of these cases were submitted to the voluntary reporting system.