Mass-casualty triage: time for an evidence-based approach.

  title={Mass-casualty triage: time for an evidence-based approach.},
  author={Jennifer Lee Jenkins and Melissa Lee McCarthy and Lauren M. Sauer and Gary B Green and Stephanie A Stuart and Tamara Thomas and Edbert B. Hsu},
  journal={Prehospital and disaster medicine},
  volume={23 1},
Mass-casualty triage has developed from a wartime necessity to a civilian tool to ensure that constrained medical resources are directed at achieving the greatest good for the most number of people. Several primary and secondary triage tools have been developed, including Simple Treatment and Rapid Transport (START), JumpSTART, Care Flight Triage, Triage Sieve, Sacco Triage Method, Secondary Assessment of Victim Endpoint (SAVE), and Pediatric Triage Tape. Evidence to support the use of one… CONTINUE READING

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