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Journal Article

A systematic review of the performance characteristics of clinical event monitor signals used to detect adverse drug events in the hospital setting.

Handler SM, Altman RL, Perera S, et al. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2007;14:451-8.

The authors analyzed the literature and identified laboratory and pharmacy triggers used to detect adverse drug events (ADE) in hospitalized adults and calculated estimates of positive predictive values for individual signals.