Priority Assignment in Emergency Response

  title={Priority Assignment in Emergency Response},
  author={Evin Uzun Jacobson and Nilay Tanik Argon and Serhan Ziya},
  journal={Operations Research},
In the aftermath of mass-casualty events, key resources (such as ambulances and operating rooms) can be overwhelmed by the sudden jump in patient demand. To ration these resources, patients are assigned different priority levels, which is called triage. According to triage protocols in place, each patient’s priority level is determined based on that patient’s injuries only. However, recent work from the emergency medicine literature suggests that when determining priorities, resource… CONTINUE READING
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