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The process of determining which casualties (as from an accident, disaster, military battle, or explosion of nuclear weapons) need urgent treatment, which ones are well enough to go untreated, and which ones are beyond hope of benefit from treatment.



in medieval France the right and custom of lords to allot to themselves a portion of the common lands, usually one-third. Triage, widely practiced in the 18th century, was abolished by the French Revolution.

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An argument for using the SATS in South Africa was that it would avoid the extensive training required to implement other triage systems such as the Manchester Triage, Canadian Triage Assessment Scale and Australian Triage Score.
18) In our ED, chronically unwell patients frequently overwhelmed the triage system and prevented it from functioning effectively due to high numbers of 'orange' patients who were more stable than their score indicated (usually due to poor mobility), and did not require immediate attention.
In our ED, we noted a vast anecdotal improvement in the functioning of the triage system when one experienced clinician was placed in charge of triage for the unit.
A much higher proportion of our patients than those in the developed world fall into the higher triage categories, due to delays in reaching the ED.
Reliability of the Canadian emergency department triage and acuity scale: interrater agreement.
The Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa has provided the SATG with a 'home', while the Council for Health Service Accreditation of South Africa has recognised this triage tool.
The Cape Triage Score a triage system for South Africa.