Automated Detection of Adverse Events in Children

Valere Lemon, David C. Stockwell

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Abstract

Voluntary reporting has been the standard method for identifying adverse events in hospitals, yet its effectiveness at identifying a comprehensive array of adverse events has always been in question. The electronic health record (EHR) contains clinical data that can be systematically reviewed to identify adverse events and improve adverse event detection. Active use of an automated trigger tool that is embedded in an EHR can identify systematic issues with delivery of high-risk medications and is cost-effective and efficient. Further development of an automated adverse event detection protocol for pediatrics is needed to apply this approach systematically across pediatric institutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1269-1278
Number of pages10
JournalPediatric clinics of North America
Volume59
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adverse event surveillance
  • Automated adverse event detection
  • Incident report
  • Patient safety
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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