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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Expert consensus on currently accepted measures of harm.

Logan MS, Myers LC, Salmasian H, et al. J Patient Saf. 2020;Epub 2020.

This article describes an innovative expert consensus process to generate a contemporary list of chart-review based triggers and adverse event measures for assessing the incidence of inpatient and outpatient adverse events. A panel of 71 experts from nine institutions identified 218 triggers and measures with high or very high clinical importance deemed suitable for chart review and 198 were found suitable for electronic surveillance; 192 items were suitable for both.