Journal Article

The mental health trigger tool: development and testing of a specialized trigger tool for mental health settings.

Sajith SG, Fung D, Chua HC. Journal of patient safety. 2019.

Trigger tools allow for automated detection of patient harm from electronic health record data. Researchers developed and tested a 25-item trigger tool for mental health settings that identified virtually every adverse event that was found in confirmatory chart review. The authors suggest that this tool may advance safety efforts in inpatient mental health settings.