Safer systems

Trigger Tool

Trigger tools are ways of identifying and documenting patient harm using a systematic record review process so that steps can be taken to minimise the risk of harm and to improve the patient experience of care. A trigger tool is a simple checklist used to screen medical records for potential harm. They facilitate the structured, focused and rapid review of a sample of medical records by primary care clinicians.


General Practice


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