Electronic health record-based triggers to detect adverse events after outpatient orthopaedic surgery.
Approach to Improving SafetyResource TypeSetting of CareClinical AreaError TypesOrigin/Sponsor
Trigger tools facilitate detection of adverse events in medical records, which enables more efficient record review. This study identified adverse events following outpatient orthopedic surgeries using a trigger tool. There was an overall adverse event rate of 10%, suggesting significant improvements are needed in this ambulatory surgery setting.