Triage methods and patient flow processes at emergency departments

Asplund K, Castren M, Ehrenberg A, Farrokhnia N, Goransson K, Jonsson H, Lind L, Marke L, Norlund A, Oredsson S, Syversson A, Sawe J, Rognes J, Sahlin NE
Record ID 32010000467
Authors' objectives:

The original objective was to conduct a systematic review of the scientific evidence for triage in a narrow sense, i.e., the classification of ED patients based on risk assessment. The project group reviewed the scientific evidence on vital signs and reasons for ED visits that are included in triage scales. The group also reviewed the reliability and validity of triage scales. A panel of experts investigated the scientific evidence on interventions aimed at affecting patient flow/processes in EDs.

Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2010
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Sweden
MeSH Terms
  • Ambulatory Care Facilities
  • Efficiency, Organizational
  • Patient Transfer
  • Time Factors
  • Triage
Organisation Name: Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services
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