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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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Just over 2 percent of the NSW population were patients of the healthdirect telephone triage service in a given year, ranging from 2.0 percent in 2010 to 2.5 percent in 2012 (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2012).
Among them, 13 (33%) used telephone triage to make their appointments and 26 (67%) booked their appointment by themselves.
Training telephone triage nurses in primary care settings to identify child maltreatment and its risk factors creates a vital resource for communities in the prevention and identification of child maltreatment.
Telephone triage services: Systematic review and a survey of Canadian call centre programs.
An initial method to decrease minor visits was the use of telephone triage systems to advise patients whether to come to the emergency department.
Future meetings will provide updates in Disaster Response, including telephone triage, for victims of disaster at all levels, as well as the opportunity for nurses who wish to certify in CPR.
Schmitt telephone triage book and perused it ("How to Select Books on Parenting," January 2008, p.
He wanted to replace both with a "telephone triage one stop shop".
Evaluation of emergency department referrals by telephone triage. Pediatrics, 105:819-821.
According to Pulse, some GPs said trusts were relying on "telephone triage" rather than face-to-face consultations, while others were increasingly using nurses rather than doctors.
Intended for use during office hours, this reference provides 100 protocols for the telephone triage of common pediatric symptoms.
The center provides after-hours telephone triage to 90% of all Colorado pediatricians and is staffed by registered nurses who follow computerized triage algorithms.