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Imprecision concerning the Global Trigger Tool
  1. Ellen Tveter Deilkås
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ellen Tveter Deilkås, The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for Healthcare, National Unit for Patient Safety, Postbox 7004, St Olavs plass, Oslo 0103, Norway; eld{at}

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Schildmeijer et al's article1 leaves the impression that the inter-rater reliability of the Global Trigger Tool (GTT) is substantially lower than it really is. It compares the results of five teams who have examined the same 50 patient admissions using GTT to identify …

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