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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Study

A radiation oncology-specific automated trigger indicator tool for high-risk near-miss safety events.

Hartvigson PE, Gensheimer MF, Spady PK, et al. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2019.

Trigger tools are used to detect adverse events; their use has been studied in general oncology patients but not in radiation oncology. In this study, researchers developed an automated radiation oncology-specific trigger tool and  found that the tool showed modest sensitivity and specificity at identifying treatment courses with serious or critical near misses.