Emergency triage: comparing a novel computer triage program with standard triage.

  title={Emergency triage: comparing a novel computer triage program with standard triage.},
  author={Sandy L Dong and Michael J. Bullard and David P. Meurer and Ian Colman and Sandra B Blitz and Brian R. Holroyd and Brian H. Rowe},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  volume={12 6},
BACKGROUND Emergency department (ED) triage prioritizes patients based on urgency of care; however, little previous testing of triage tools in a live ED environment has been performed. OBJECTIVES To determine the agreement between a computer decision tool and memory-based triage. METHODS Consecutive patients presenting to a large, urban, tertiary care ED were assessed in the usual fashion and by a blinded study nurse using a computerized decision support tool. Triage score distribution and… CONTINUE READING
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