Performance of the Global Assessment of Pediatric Patient Safety (GAPPS) Tool

An evaluation of the Global Assessment of Pediatric Patient Safety (GAPPS) trigger tool, which measures hospital-wide rates of adverse events (AE). Reviews of 3814 charts at 16 centers showed that experts agreed with the tool in the identification of an AE 92% of the time. Triggers included medications (e.g., vitamin K after warfarin or hepatotoxic medications with elevated transaminases), hospital care (e.g., pressure ulcer, low O2 sats), healthcare-associated infections, hospital outcomes like readmissions, surgical events (e.g., abrupt drop in hematocrit after surgery, return to surgery), and ICU-related events like unplanned extubations and neonatal IVH.

Landrigan 2016 (Pediatrics) | PubMed 27221286 | Author Search

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