The development and use of mental health triage scales in Australia.

@article{Broadbent2007TheDA,
  title={The development and use of mental health triage scales in Australia.},
  author={Marc Broadbent and Lorna Moxham and Trudy A Dwyer},
  journal={International journal of mental health nursing},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={413-21}
}
In Australian emergency departments, the triage of people with physical illness and injury is well developed and supported by the Australasian Triage Scale. The Australasian Triage Scale contains brief descriptors of mental illness and it is unknown if these provide the same reliability in triage decision-making for emergency triage nurses assessing people with a mental illness. Specialist mental health triage scales have been developed to cater for this deficit and to aid emergency staff who… CONTINUE READING
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