Methodology and rationale for the measurement of harm with trigger tools
Resar RK, Rozich JD, Classen D. Methodology and rationale for the measurement of harm with trigger tools. Quality and Safety in Health Care. 2003 Dec;12 Suppl 2:39-45.This article describes a new method of measuring harm called the Trigger Tool. The Trigger Tool is easily customized and can be readily taught, enabling consistent and accurate measurement of harm. The history, application, and impact of the trigger tool concept in identifying and quantifying harm are discussed.
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