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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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Convenience sampling included all children triaged by the nursing staff on that particular shift and lasted for 2 months from 3 October to 30 November 2011.
7% for patients triaged into SATS acuity levels emergency, very urgent, urgent and non-urgent, respectively (Fig.
Two samples of patients triaged in the MEU at RCH were gathered.
Both of those who died were triaged red--one died in the MEU despite resuscitation efforts, and the other in the ICU within 24 hours of admission.
Exclusion criteria included children under 12 years (for whom a child/infant SATS system exists), those 'seen and treated' rather than formally triaged, and those admitted directly to the resuscitation bay or high-dependency unit (HDU) areas.