This paper describes the use of the “trigger tool”, a relatively low cost and “low tech” technique for capturing medication related harm. The adapted technique appears to increase the rate of adverse drug event detection approximately 50-fold over traditional reporting methodologies.
This report is one of a suite of papers in relation to the measurement of medication-related harm and the evaluation of the electronic medication management (eMM) Programme.
MDSR is not an alerting service, but a periodically updated review of the types of problems that have occurred with medical devices and lessons learned over the past three decades. It focuses on the steps that medical device users can take to prevent or reduce medical device risks to patient care and healthcare worker safety. Organised by tags or freely searchable, it serves as a reference database for medical device safety.