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Assessment of adverse events in medical care: lack of consistency between experienced teams using the Global Trigger Tool.

Schildmeijer K, Nilsson L, Arestedt K, et al. Assessment of adverse events in medical care: lack of consistency between experienced teams using the global trigger tool. BMJ quality & safety. 2012;21(4):307-14. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2011-000279.

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March 14, 2012
Schildmeijer K, Nilsson L, Arestedt K, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2012;21:307-14.

This study found that the Global Trigger Tool had poor inter-rater reliability for both detecting adverse events and determining the severity of such events. These findings contradict the results of a prior study.

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Schildmeijer K, Nilsson L, Arestedt K, et al. Assessment of adverse events in medical care: lack of consistency between experienced teams using the global trigger tool. BMJ quality & safety. 2012;21(4):307-14. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2011-000279.