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June 29, 2011

Comparison of computerized surveillance and manual chart review for adverse events.

Tinoco A, Evans S, Staes CJ, et al. Comparison of computerized surveillance and manual chart review for adverse events. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011;18(4):491-7. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000187.

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Tinoco A, Evans S, Staes CJ, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011;18:491-7.

This study found that computerized surveillance systems detected more hospital-acquired infections than manual chart review, but both methods detected similar rates of adverse drug events. The authors discuss the tradeoffs of each surveillance method and highlight how each system used information from different sources.

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Tinoco A, Evans S, Staes CJ, et al. Comparison of computerized surveillance and manual chart review for adverse events. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011;18(4):491-7. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000187.