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Journal Article
Study

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. 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.