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Reply to Deilkas letter
  1. Kristina Görel Ingegerd Schildmeijer1,
  2. Lena Nilsson,
  3. Kristofer Årestedt,
  4. Joep Perk
  1. 1School of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaéus University, Kalmar, Sweden
  1. Correspondence to Kristina Görel Ingegerd Schildmeijer, School of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaéus University, Smålandsgatan 14, Kalmar 39182, Sweden; kristina.schildmeijer{at}

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Dear Editor,

We thank Ellen Deikås for her comments on our article ‘The assessment of adverse events in medical care; lack of consistency between experienced teams using the Global Trigger Tool’.1

In our article, five different GTT teams reviewed the same 50 records in order to identify harm. Before the study, all the teams had used the GTT method for safety work during at least 3 years, and were of the opinion that they used the method according to the Swedish manual. In the study, the teams were instructed to review the …

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