and trigger systems should use multiple-parameter or aggregate weighted scoring systems, which allow a graded response. These scoring systems should:
  • define the parameters to be measured and the frequency of observations
  • include a clear and explicit statement of the parameters, cut-off points or scores that should trigger a response.

From: 1, Summary

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