The trigger tool as a method to measure harmful medication errors in children.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
This study compared the performance of a pediatric medication-focused trigger tool with a multifaceted method which relied on chart reviews and voluntary incident reports for detecting harmful medication errors. The multifaceted approach revealed 33 harmful medication errors, whereas the trigger tool failed to pick up any of these incidents and identified only false-positive events in this sample.