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Variation in detected adverse events using trigger tools: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Eggenschwiler LC, Rutjes AWS, Musy SN, et al. Variation in detected adverse events using trigger tools: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE. 2022;17(9):e0273800. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0273800

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September 21, 2022
Eggenschwiler LC, Rutjes AWS, Musy SN, et al. PLoS ONE. 2022;17(9):e0273800.

Trigger tools alert patient safety personnel to potential adverse events (AE) which can then be followed up with retrospective chart review. This review sought to understand the variability in adverse event detection in acute care and study characteristics that may explain the variation. Fifty-four studies were included with a wide range of AEs detected per 100 admissions. The authors suggest developing guidelines for studies reporting on AEs identified using trigger tools to decrease study heterogeneity.

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Eggenschwiler LC, Rutjes AWS, Musy SN, et al. Variation in detected adverse events using trigger tools: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE. 2022;17(9):e0273800. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0273800

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