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Table 3 The number of detected triggers, patient safety incidents and intended actions reported by GP trainees in groups 1 & 2 and overall

From: Applying the trigger review method after a brief educational intervention: potential for teaching and improving safety in GP specialty training?

  Group 1 (n = 14) Group 2 (n = 7) All (n = 21)
  No Mean (range) No Mean (range) No Mean (range)
Triggers       
≥3 Consultations 83 5.9 (0–14) 36 5.14 (0–20) 119 5.67 (0–20)
New ‘high priority’ code added 45 3.2 (0–12) 29 4.14 (0–9) 74 3.52 (0–17)
New allergy code 15 1.0 (0–3) 7 1.0 (0–4) 27 1.05 (0–4)
Repeat medication item discontinued 46 3.3 (0–9) 17 2.43 (1–6) 63 3.00 (0–9)
Out-of-Hours/A&E attendance 51 3.64 (0–8) 19 2.71 (1–5) 70 3.33 (0–8)
Hospital admission 46 3.29 (0–6) 19 2.71 (0–6) 65 3.10 (0–6)
Hb < 10.0 16 1.14 (0–6) 1 0.14 (0–1) 17 0.81 (0–6)
eGFR reduction ≥5 22 1.57 (0–11) 2 0.29 (0–1) 24 1.14 (0–11)
Optional triggers 8 23 (0–14) 1 0.14 (0–1) 9 0.43 (0–14)
  N = 14 N = 6 N = 20
Patient safety incidents 62 4.4 (2–9) 18 4.0 (1–5) 80 4 (1–9)
Severity       
1 13 0.93 (0–3) 4 0.67 (0–2) 17 0.85 (0–3)
2 21 1.5 (0–3) 7 1.12 (0–2) 28 1.4 (0–3)
3 15 1.07 (0–2) 3 0.5 (0–1) 18 0.9 (0–2)
4 13 0.93 (0–5) 4 0.67 (0–2) 17 0.85 (0–5)
Preventability       
1 4 0.29 (0–2) 1 0.17 (0–1) 5 0.25 (0–2)
2 30 2.14 (0–4) 9 1.5 (0–4) 39 1.95 (0–4)
3 17 1.21 (0–5) 5 0.2 (0–2) 22 1.1 (0–5)
4 11 0.78 (0–3) 3 0.6 (0–1) 14 1.65 (0–3)
Priority       
2 1 0.07 (0–1) 0 0.33 (0–2) 1 0.05 (0.1)
3 8 0.57 (0–2) 3 0.5 (0–2) 11 0.45 (0–2)
4 13 0.93 (0–2) 1 0.17 (0–1) 14 0.7 (0–2)
5 15 1.1 (0–2) 9 1.5 (0–3) 24 1.2 (0–3)
6 14 1.0 (0–3) 4 0.8 (0–1) 18 0.9 (0–3)
7 8 0.07 (0–3) 1 0.17 (0–1) 9 0.45 (0–3)
8 3 0.21 (0–5) 0 0 3 0.15 (0–5)
Intended next actions       
Significant event analysis 8 0.57 (0–3) 2 0.33 (0–2) 10 0.5 (0–3)
Clinical audit 9 0.64 (0–2) 1 0.17 (0–1) 10 0.5 (0–2)
PDSA cycle 2 0.14 0 0 3 0.15 (0–2)
Feedback to colleagues 20 1.43 (0–5) 9 1.5 (0–4) 29 1.45 (0–5)
Make a specific improvement 8 0.57 (0–2) 0 0 8 0.4 (0–2)
Add to appraisal documentation 19 1.36 (0–5) 0 0 19 0.95
Discuss with Educational Supervisor 26 1.86 (0–8) 2 0.33 (0–1) 28 1.4 (0–8)
Protocol update 6 0.43 (0–3) 1 0.17 (0–1) 7 0.35 (0–3)