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Journal Article

Development of a trigger tool to identify adverse events and no-harm incidents that affect patients admitted to home healthcare.

Lindblad M, Schildmeijer K, Nilsson L, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2018;27:502-511.

This study describes the development and validation of a trigger tool to identify possible adverse events among patients receiving home health care. The final result of 38 triggers with an overall positive predictive value of 41% suggests that this approach may be valid, if time-intensive, for safety work in home health care.