Griffin FA, Classen DC. Detection of adverse events in surgical patients using the Trigger Tool approach. Quality and Safety in Health Care. 2008 Aug;17(4):253-258.
The IHI Surgical Trigger Tool may offer a practical, easy-to-use approach to detecting safety problems in patients undergoing surgery. The tool can be the basis not only for estimating the frequency of adverse events in an organization, but also determining the impact of interventions that focus on reducing adverse events in surgical patients.