Editor’s Choice: Novel classification for adverse events in GI endoscopy: the AGREE classification

GIE Senior Associate Editor and incoming Editor-in-Chief Douglas G. Adler, MD, FASGE, highlights this article from the June issue: “Novel classification for adverse events in GI endoscopy: the AGREE classification” by Karlijn J. Nass, MD, et al.


Several classification systems for evaluating and grading adverse events have been developed over the years, but none have received widespread acceptance.

In this study, a new classification system—adverse events in GI endoscopy (AGREE)—creates a simple, easy-to-understand and easy-to-use scoring system based on the degree of patient injury and the amount of health care resources required to treat, or at least attempt to treat, the injury itself.  

If widely adopted, this classification system could find its way into usage in both the clinical and research realms and would give a common language to gastroenterologists for discussing adverse events.

This classification system had a high degree of concordance across a wide range of end-users and appears to be clinically useful.


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Read the full article online.

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