Limitations in validating emergency department triage scales

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Das Manchester-Triage-System (MTS, Großbritannien) definiert Leitsymptome und triagiert anhand von Modifikatoren.

Die kanadische „triage and acuity scale“ (CTAS, Kanada) basiert auf der ATS, enthält aber Diagnosen.

Four different five-level triage systems are internationally accepted.

The Australasian Triage Scale (ATS, Australasia) allows categorization based on symptoms using specific descriptors.

Their assigned triage priority was compared with rate of hospitalization and resource utilization.

Validity parameters were sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive value, and percentage of over- and undertriage.

Triagesysteme in der Notaufnahme ermöglichen die Kategorisierung der dort vorstellig werdenden Patienten anhand ihrer Erkrankungsschwere und legen Behandlungspriorität und -ort fest.

International setzten sich 4 Triagesysteme durch, die jeweils 5 Kategorien definieren: Die australische Triageskala (ATS, Australien/Neuseeland) kategorisiert symptombasiert mittels spezifischer Deskriptoren.

The Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS, Canada) is based on the ATS, but also includes diagnoses.

The Emergency Severity Index (ESI, USA) first excludes life-threatening and severe disease before stratification according to estimated resource utilization.

The goal of all triage systems is to reduce the in-hospital mortality and to minimize time to treatment, length of stay, and resource utilization.

The ATS provides criteria per urgency level and, like the MTS, RETTS-p, and paed CTAS, defines a time interval for review by a physician [8, 9].

The South African triage scale (SATS) is a nonlicensed and noncommercial triage system developed in 2004 for pre-and in-hospital emergency units throughout South Africa and contains an adult and a pediatric version [10–12].

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