Reliability and accuracy of the Glasgow Coma Scale with experienced and inexperienced users.

@article{Rowley1991ReliabilityAA,
  title={Reliability and accuracy of the Glasgow Coma Scale with experienced and inexperienced users.},
  author={Glenn Rowley and Katherine R Fielding},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1991},
  volume={337 8740},
  pages={535-8}
}
To investigate whether the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) can be used reliably and accurately by inexperienced observers, ratings made by observers grouped by level of experience were examined for within-group interobserver disagreements and for discrepancies with scores given by an expert. The GCS was used accurately by experienced and highly trained users, but inexperienced users made consistent errors. The errors were such that they would not be detectable by studies that examine only… CONTINUE READING