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Global Trigger Tool Superior for Detecting AEs


The Global Trigger Tool (GTT) is a method developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to accurately identify adverse events (AEs; events that harm the patient) and measure the rate of AEs over time. Compared with 2 commonly used AE detection methods, the GTT measured at least 10 times more confirmed serious medical errors ( Health Aff 2011; 30 [April]: 581-589).  How It Works: The GTT uses specific methods for reviewing medical charts and identifying clues (triggers) more...
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