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A systematic review of methods for medical record analysis to detect adverse events in hospitalized patients.

Klein DO, Rennenberg R, Koopmans RP, et al. A systematic review of methods for medical record analysis to detect adverse events in hospitalized patients. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(8):e1234-e1240. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000670.

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March 2, 2022
Klein DO, Rennenberg RJMW, Koopmans RP, et al. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(8):e1234-e1240.

The Harvard Medical Practice Study (HMPS) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Global Trigger Tool (GTT) are two of the most widely used trigger tools to identify adverse events and prompt medical record review. Fifty studies using either trigger tool to prompt a medical record review (MRR) for potentially preventable adverse events were included in this literature review. MRR reveals more adverse events than other methods; however, research is still lacking or is of moderate quality. 

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Klein DO, Rennenberg R, Koopmans RP, et al. A systematic review of methods for medical record analysis to detect adverse events in hospitalized patients. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(8):e1234-e1240. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000670.