Development, testing, and findings of a pediatric-focused trigger tool to identify medication-related harm in US children's hospitals.

@article{Takata2008DevelopmentTA,
  title={Development, testing, and findings of a pediatric-focused trigger tool to identify medication-related harm in US children's hospitals.},
  author={Glenn Takata and Wilbert Mason and Carol K Taketomo and Tina R Logsdon and Paul Sharek},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={121 4},
  pages={e927-35}
}
OBJECTIVES The purposes of this study were to develop a pediatric-focused tool for adverse drug event detection and describe the incidence and characteristics of adverse drug events in children's hospitals identified by this tool. METHODS A pediatric-specific trigger tool for adverse drug event detection was developed and tested. Eighty patients from each site were randomly selected for retrospective chart review. All adverse drug events identified using the trigger tool were evaluated for… CONTINUE READING

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