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Journal Article

Electronic health record-based triggers to detect adverse events after outpatient orthopaedic surgery.

Menendez ME, Janssen SJ, Ring D. BMJ quality & safety. 2016;25:25-30.

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.