Safety of the Manchester Triage System to identify less urgent patients in paediatric emergence care: a prospective observational study.

@article{Veen2011SafetyOT,
  title={Safety of the Manchester Triage System to identify less urgent patients in paediatric emergence care: a prospective observational study.},
  author={Mirjam van Veen and Ewout Willem Steyerberg and Lizanne Lettinga and Madelon Ruige and Alfred H. J. van Meurs and Johan van der Lei and Henri{\"e}tte A. Moll},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2011},
  volume={96 6},
  pages={513-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess hospitalisation rate as a proxy for the ability of the Manchester Triage System (MTS) to identify less urgent paediatric patients. We also evaluated general practitioner (GP) services to determine if they met patients' needs compared to emergency department care. METHODS Self-referred children triaged as less urgent by the MTS in two emergency departments in the Netherlands were included in a prospective observational study. Therapeutic interventions during emergency… CONTINUE READING