Application of a trigger tool in near real time to inform quality improvement activities: a prospective study in a general medicine ward.
Wong BM, Dyal S, Etchells EE, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015;24:272-281.
This prospective error investigation study combined a trigger approach to identify possible adverse events with medical record review and structured interviews to determine underlying causes for adverse events. Investigators found that a myriad of factors contribute to adverse events, and multiple distinct interventions would be needed to prevent the detected events. The authors advocate for a framework to classify underlying causes together when they can be addressed by the same intervention.
ICD-10 codes used to identify adverse drug events in administrative data: a systematic review.
Hohl CM, Karpov A, Reddekopp L, Stausberg J. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014;21:547-557.
Association of note quality and quality of care: a cross-sectional study.
Edwards ST, Neri PM, Volk LA, Schiff GD, Bates DW. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23:406-413.
International Comparisons: A Focus on Quality of Care.
Ottawa, ON: Canadian Institute for Health Information; January 23, 2014.
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