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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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How automated ADE works:

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  • Computerized surveillance of patient data searching for evidence suggesting that an ADE has occurred
  • Rules engine uses combinations of data to detect potential ADEs and fire signals
  • Signals that fire are investigated by study clinicians to determine causality: whether they represent true ADEs, and if so, grade severity and nature of ADEs.
  • Same rules engine for 3 hospitals

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