Emergency department triage: an ethical analysis

  title={Emergency department triage: an ethical analysis},
  author={Ramesh P Aacharya and Chris Gastmans and Yvonne Denier},
  booktitle={BMC emergency medicine},
BACKGROUND Emergency departments across the globe follow a triage system in order to cope with overcrowding. The intention behind triage is to improve the emergency care and to prioritize cases in terms of clinical urgency. DISCUSSION In emergency department triage, medical care might lead to adverse consequences like delay in providing care, compromise in privacy and confidentiality, poor physician-patient communication, failing to provide the necessary care altogether, or even having to… CONTINUE READING
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