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Acute Trigger Tool

      The Acute Trigger Tool is the approved UK version of IHI Global Trigger Tool.™

      Monthly case note review using the Acute Trigger Tool can calculate the organisational rate of harm. It provides organisations with an unbiased measure of the incidence of harm experienced by their patients, which is caused by healthcare.  It informs priorities for action and tracks improvements over time.
      Step 1 Collect your case note data

        The Acute Trigger Tool is a case-note review system.  We recognise that some organisations may not have access to computer facilities in the secure area they use for case-note review and storage. Therefore we provide a pre-prepared form, in two formats: a paper version which you can download, and as a website tool.

      Step 2 Look at the results of your data 

To review your data, you can log in to the Trigger Tool Portal, and choosing the Acute Trigger Tool, see your data presented in a variety of charts and graphs.

Log in or Register with the Trigger Tools Portal

      Materials to support you

      • Getting started with Case Note review – Resource Pack (with DVD) (available to buy soon)
IHI Global Trigger Tool for Measuring Adverse Events was developed by IHI. "Global Trigger Tool" is a common law trademark of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.