Simple triage scoring system predicting death and the need for critical care resources for use during epidemics.

@article{Talmor2007SimpleTS,
  title={Simple triage scoring system predicting death and the need for critical care resources for use during epidemics.},
  author={Daniel S. Talmor and Alan E. Jones and Lewis Rubinson and Michael Howell and Nathan I Shapiro},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={1251-6}
}
OBJECTIVES In the event of pandemic influenza, the number of critically ill victims will likely overwhelm critical care capacity. To date, no standardized method for allocating scarce resources when the number of patients in need far exceeds capacity exists. We sought to derive and validate such a triage scheme. DESIGN : Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. SETTING Emergency departments of two urban tertiary care hospitals. PATIENTS Three separate cohorts of emergency… CONTINUE READING
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