Evolution of triage systems.

  title={Evolution of triage systems.},
  author={Iain Robertson-Steel},
  journal={Emergency medicine journal : EMJ},
  volume={23 2},
The French word "trier", the origin of the word "triage", was originally applied to a process of sorting, probably around 1792, by Baron Dominique Jean Larrey, Surgeon in Chief to Napoleon's Imperial Guard. Larrey was credited with designing a flying ambulance: the Ambulance Volante. Baron Francois Percy also contributed to the organisation of a care system for the ongoing management of casualties. Out of the French Service de Santé, not only emerged the concept of triage, but the… CONTINUE READING

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