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Evaluation of an electronic health record structured discharge summary to provide real time adverse event reporting in thoracic surgery.

Graham AJ, Ocampo W, Southern DA, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2019;28:310-316.

This study examined the implementation of a tool integrated into the electronic health record to export surgical discharge data to an adverse event reporting platform. The tool demonstrated high sensitivity and specificity when compared to a chart audit and identified a higher proportion of adverse surgical events than traditional reporting mechanisms. The authors recommend implementation of these automated reporting mechanisms.