Journal Article

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

Tinoco A, Evans S, Staes CJ, et al. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 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.