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Prevalence and severity of patient harm in a sample of UK-hospitalised children detected by the Paediatric Trigger Tool.

Chapman SM, Fitzsimons J, Davey N, et al. Prevalence and severity of patient harm in a sample of UK-hospitalised children detected by the Paediatric Trigger Tool. BMJ Open. 2014;4(7)(7):e005066. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005066.

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July 16, 2014
Chapman SM, Fitzsimons J, Davey N, et al. BMJ Open. 2014;4(7):e005066.

Using a novel trigger tool to identify adverse events for hospitalized children, this retrospective chart review found that 14% of patients experienced at least one adverse event. A recent AHRQ WebM&M commentary discusses the emergence of trigger tools as a patient safety measure.

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Chapman SM, Fitzsimons J, Davey N, et al. Prevalence and severity of patient harm in a sample of UK-hospitalised children detected by the Paediatric Trigger Tool. BMJ Open. 2014;4(7)(7):e005066. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005066.