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Use of e-triggers to identify diagnostic errors in the paediatric ED.

Lam D, Dominguez F, Leonard J, et al. Use of e-triggers to identify diagnostic errors in the paediatric ED. BMJ Qual Saf. Epub 2022 Mar 22. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2021-013683.

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April 6, 2022
Lam D, Dominguez F, Leonard J, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2022;Epub Mar 22.

Trigger tools and incident reporting systems are two commonly used methods for detecting adverse events.  This retrospective study compared the performance of an electronic trigger tool plus manual screening versus existing incident reporting systems for identifying probable diagnostic errors among children with unplanned admissions following a prior emergency department (ED) visit. Of the diagnostic errors identified by the trigger tool and substantiated by manual review, less than 10% were identified through existing incident reporting systems.

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Lam D, Dominguez F, Leonard J, et al. Use of e-triggers to identify diagnostic errors in the paediatric ED. BMJ Qual Saf. Epub 2022 Mar 22. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2021-013683.