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Detection of adverse events in an acute geriatric hospital over a 6-year period using the Global Trigger Tool.
Suarez C, Menendez MD, Alonso J, Castaño N, Alonso M, Vazquez F. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014;62:896-900.
This retrospective study employed the Global Trigger Tool to detect adverse events at a geriatric hospital and found that incidents declined over time. The authors attribute improvements to systems strategies, including checklists, safety culture surveys, and prevention of pressure ulcers and infections.