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triage

[trē′äzh]
(medicine)
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.

Triage

 

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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Introduced in December 1998, T2K Manager helps companies triage the assets and operational environments that can impact them beyond the new year.
We also considered patients in our subset who were inappropriately triaged by each triage tool.
1 shows the distribution of scores across the different triage categories for each system.
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.
As the authors point out, the CTS was developed by the Cape Triage Group and reported on in this Journal.
We held the inaugural meeting of the South African Triage Group (SATG) in Durban in June 2006, consisting of 59 representatives from all nine provinces.
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.