Pediatric nurse triage. Its efficacy, safety, and implications for care.

@article{Rivara1986PediatricNT,
  title={Pediatric nurse triage. Its efficacy, safety, and implications for care.},
  author={Frederick P. Rivara and Hershel P Wall and Paul K Worley and Kenneth D. James},
  journal={American journal of diseases of children},
  year={1986},
  volume={140 3},
  pages={205-10}
}
This study evaluates emergency room (ER) triage at a large urban children's hospital, in which patients are routinely referred outside of the institution for care. Seven hundred forty-eight children from 1 week to 17 years of age were enrolled in the study over a six-week period. Nearly two thirds (61%) of the patients were sent outside of the hospital for care; 31% of the patients were sent to community health centers, 17% were sent to private physicians' offices, 13% were sent home (self-care… CONTINUE READING