Detection of adverse events in surgical patients using the Trigger Tool approach.

@article{Griffin2008DetectionOA,
  title={Detection of adverse events in surgical patients using the Trigger Tool approach.},
  author={Frances A Griffin and David C. Classen},
  journal={Quality & safety in health care},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={253-8}
}
BACKGROUND Most studies of healthcare complications identify surgery as a major contributor to the overall burden of complicated care that leads to injury or death. Indeed, surgical adverse events account for one-half to three-quarters of all adverse events in these studies. Despite the intensive current focus on improving medical quality and safety, only a minority of quality improvement efforts are focused on surgery. This study reports on the development and testing of a Trigger Tool to… CONTINUE READING
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