Undertriage in the Manchester triage system: an assessment of severity and options for improvement.

@article{Seiger2011UndertriageIT,
  title={Undertriage in the Manchester triage system: an assessment of severity and options for improvement.},
  author={Nienke Seiger and Mirjam van Veen and Ewout Willem Steyerberg and Madelon Ruige and Alfred H. J. van Meurs and Henri{\"e}tte A. Moll},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2011},
  volume={96 7},
  pages={653-7}
}
BACKGROUND The Manchester Triage System (MTS) determines an inappropriately low level of urgency (undertriage) to a minority of children. The aim of the study was to assess the clinical severity of undertriaged patients in the MTS and to define the determinants of undertriage. METHODS Patients who had attended the emergency department (ED) were triaged according to the MTS. Undertriage was defined as a 'low urgent' classification (levels 3, 4 and 5) under the MTS; as a 'high urgent… CONTINUE READING