triage

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Summary: The sorting out and classification of patients or casualties to determine priority of need and proper place of treatment.

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  1. Arbyn M, Roelens J, Simoens C, Buntinx F, Paraskevaidis E, Martin Hirsch P, et al. Human papillomavirus testing versus repeat cytology for triage of minor cytological cervical lesions. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013;:CD008054 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, accurate triage of women with ASCUS or LSIL is required to identify those who need further management...
  2. Qiao Y, Jeronimo J, Zhao F, Schweizer J, Chen W, Valdez M, et al. Lower cost strategies for triage of human papillomavirus DNA-positive women. Int J Cancer. 2014;134:2891-901 pubmed publisher
    ..This analysis compares different triage strategies for detecting cervical precancer and cancer among HPV-positive women in LRS...
  3. Lidal I, Holte H, Vist G. Triage systems for pre-hospital emergency medical services - a systematic review. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2013;21:28 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Triage-methods for systematic prioritizing of patients according to how urgent patients need care, including triage of ..
  4. Staudenmayer K, Hsia R, Mann N, Spain D, Newgard C. Triage of elderly trauma patients: a population-based perspective. J Am Coll Surg. 2013;217:569-76 pubmed publisher
    Elderly patients are frequently undertriaged. However, the associations between triage patterns and outcomes from a population perspective are unknown. We hypothesized that triage patterns would be associated with differences in outcomes...
  5. Halpern E, Deutsch J, Hannaway M, Estepa A, Kenia A, Neuburger K, et al. Cardiac risk factors and risk scores vs cardiac computed tomography angiography: a prospective cohort study for triage of ED patients with acute chest pain. Am J Emerg Med. 2013;31:1479-85 pubmed publisher
  6. Han J, Wilson A, Vasilevskis E, Shintani A, Schnelle J, Dittus R, et al. Diagnosing delirium in older emergency department patients: validity and reliability of the delirium triage screen and the brief confusion assessment method. Ann Emerg Med. 2013;62:457-465 pubmed publisher
    ..A research assistant and physician performed the Delirium Triage Screen (DTS), designed to be a highly sensitive rule-out test, and the Brief Confusion Assessment Method (bCAM), ..
  7. Verdoodt F, Szarewski A, Halfon P, Cuschieri K, Arbyn M. Triage of women with minor abnormal cervical cytology: meta-analysis of the accuracy of an assay targeting messenger ribonucleic acid of 5 high-risk human papillomavirus types. Cancer Cytopathol. 2013;121:675-87 pubmed publisher
    High-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) DNA detection is generally accepted for the triage of women with a cytologic diagnosis of atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASC-US)...
  8. Strandell J, Caster O, Hopstadius J, Edwards I, Norén G. The development and evaluation of triage algorithms for early discovery of adverse drug interactions. Drug Saf. 2013;36:371-88 pubmed publisher
    ..They substantially improve signal detection capacity compared with disproportionality analysis alone. The value of incorporating clinical and pharmacological information in first-pass screening is clear. ..
  9. Prabhakaran S, O Neill K, Stein Spencer L, Walter J, Alberts M. Prehospital triage to primary stroke centers and rate of stroke thrombolysis. JAMA Neurol. 2013;70:1126-32 pubmed publisher
    Implementation of prehospital stroke triage is a public policy intervention that can have an immediate impact on acute stroke care in a region...

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  1. Meyer M, Schoepf U, Fink C, Goldenberg R, Apfaltrer P, Gruettner J, et al. Diagnostic performance evaluation of a computer-aided simple triage system for coronary CT angiography in patients with intermediate risk for acute coronary syndrome. Acad Radiol. 2013;20:980-6 pubmed publisher
    ..most important socioeconomic health care problem in the Western World, the application of computer-aided simple triage (CAST) systems to this disease would be desirable...
  2. Rogg J, White B, Biddinger P, Chang Y, Brown D. A long-term analysis of physician triage screening in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2013;20:374-80 pubmed publisher
    ..is well recognized; however, little data exist on the sustainability of potential solutions, including physician triage and screening...
  3. Verhoef V, Bosgraaf R, van Kemenade F, Rozendaal L, Heideman D, Hesselink A, et al. Triage by methylation-marker testing versus cytology in women who test HPV-positive on self-collected cervicovaginal specimens (PROHTECT-3): a randomised controlled non-inferiority trial. Lancet Oncol. 2014;15:315-22 pubmed publisher
    ..We investigated whether direct DNA methylation-based molecular triage on self-sampled cervicovaginal specimens was non-inferior to cytology triage on additional physician-collected ..
  4. Chaiworapongsa T, Romero R, Korzeniewski S, Cortez J, Pappas A, Tarca A, et al. Plasma concentrations of angiogenic/anti-angiogenic factors have prognostic value in women presenting with suspected preeclampsia to the obstetrical triage area: a prospective study. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2014;27:132-44 pubmed publisher
    ..This prospective cohort study included 85 consecutive patients who presented to the obstetrical triage area at 20-36 weeks with a diagnosis of "rule out PE...
  5. van der Does Y, van Loon L, Alsma J, Govers A, Lansdorp B, Rood P, et al. Non-invasive blood pressure and cardiac index measurements using the Finapres Portapres in an emergency department triage setting. Am J Emerg Med. 2013;31:1012-6 pubmed publisher
    ..to chart-based physician estimate of shock, to discover if there is additional value in CI measurements in triage. ED Patients requiring BP measurement in triage were included...
  6. Saccardi C, Gizzo S, Noventa M, Anis O, Di Gangi S, Patrelli T, et al. High-risk human papillomavirus DNA test: could it be useful in low-grade cervical lesion triage? Five-year follow-up. Reprod Sci. 2014;21:198-203 pubmed publisher
    ..High sensitivity and NPV of hrHPV-DNA test permit to use it in the follow-up of L-SIL with a HPV-negative status, without necessity of referring to colposcopy. ..
  7. Schuetz P, Hausfater P, Amin D, Haubitz S, Fässler L, Grolimund E, et al. Optimizing triage and hospitalization in adult general medical emergency patients: the triage project. BMC Emerg Med. 2013;13:12 pubmed publisher
    ..currently face inacceptable delays in initial treatment, and long, costly hospital stays due to suboptimal initial triage and site-of-care decisions...
  8. Poljak M, Ostrbenk A. The Abbott RealTime High Risk HPV test is a clinically validated human papillomavirus assay for triage in the referral population and use in primary cervical cancer screening in women 30 years and older: a review of validation studies. Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat. 2013;22:43-7 pubmed
    ..reaction-based assay, the RealTime High Risk HPV test (RealTime)(Abbott Molecular, Des Plaines, IL, USA), for triage in referral population settings and for use in primary cervical cancer screening in women 30 years and older ..
  9. Bahena D, Andreoni C. Provider in triage: is this a place for nurse practitioners?. Adv Emerg Nurs J. 2013;35:332-43 pubmed publisher
    ..A new and exciting role is the provider-in-triage (PIT) role. This innovative role has been implemented in many emergency departments (EDs) across the country...
  10. Atzema C, Schull M, Austin P, Tu J. Temporal changes in emergency department triage of patients with acute myocardial infarction and the effect on outcomes. Am Heart J. 2011;162:451-9 pubmed publisher
    All patients who present to an emergency department (ED) are triaged. The ED triage score may determine when patients are seen by a physician...
  11. Albrich W, Rüegger K, Dusemund F, Schuetz P, Arici B, Litke A, et al. Biomarker-enhanced triage in respiratory infections: a proof-of-concept feasibility trial. Eur Respir J. 2013;42:1064-75 pubmed publisher
    ..breaths·min(-1), blood pressure<90 mmHg (systolic) or ?60 mmHg (diastolic), age?65 years (CURB-65) score on triage decisions and length of stay...
  12. Campbell J, Britten N, Green C, Holt T, Lattimer V, Richards S, et al. The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of telephone triage of patients requesting same day consultations in general practice: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial comparing nurse-led and GP-led management systems (ESTEEM). Trials. 2013;14:4 pubmed publisher
    ..Telephone triage and telephone consultation with patients seeking health care represent initiatives aimed at improving access to ..
  13. Lehmann R, Brounts L, Lesperance K, Eckert M, Casey L, Beekley A, et al. A simplified set of trauma triage criteria to safely reduce overtriage: a prospective study. Arch Surg. 2009;144:853-8 pubmed publisher
    Many trauma systems have adopted complex triage algorithms that are difficult to use and contain poorly validated variables...
  14. Lerner E, Shah M, Swor R, Cushman J, Guse C, Brasel K, et al. Comparison of the 1999 and 2006 trauma triage guidelines: where do patients go?. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2011;15:12-7 pubmed publisher
    In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a revised Field Triage Decision Scheme...
  15. Salvi F, Morichi V, Lorenzetti B, Rossi L, Spazzafumo L, Luzi R, et al. Risk stratification of older patients in the emergency department: comparison between the Identification of Seniors at Risk and Triage Risk Screening Tool. Rejuvenation Res. 2012;15:288-94 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the Identification of Seniors at Risk (ISAR) and Triage Risk Screening Tool (TRST), based on direct patient evaluation...
  16. Day T, Al Roubaie A, Goldlust E. Decreased length of stay after addition of healthcare provider in emergency department triage: a comparison between computer-simulated and real-world interventions. Emerg Med J. 2013;30:134-8 pubmed publisher
    1) To determine the effects of adding a provider in triage on average length of stay (LOS) and proportion of patients with >6 h LOS...
  17. Ernesäter A, Engström M, Holmstrom I, Winblad U. Incident reporting in nurse-led national telephone triage in Sweden: the reported errors reveal a pattern that needs to be broken. J Telemed Telecare. 2010;16:243-7 pubmed publisher
    We conducted a retrospective study of incident reports concerning the national, nurse-led telephone triage system in Sweden...
  18. Purc Stephenson R, Thrasher C. Nurses' experiences with telephone triage and advice: a meta-ethnography. J Adv Nurs. 2010;66:482-94 pubmed publisher
    This study is a meta-ethnography of nurses' experiences with telephone triage and advice and factors that facilitate or impede their decision-making process...
  19. Thomas L, Moravie V, Besnier F, Valentino R, Kaidomar S, Coquet L, et al. Clinical presentation of dengue among patients admitted to the adult emergency department of a tertiary care hospital in Martinique: implications for triage, management, and reporting. Ann Emerg Med. 2012;59:42-50 pubmed publisher
    During dengue epidemics, emergency physicians face large numbers of patients with acute febrile illness. Triage algorithms and appropriate reporting systems are useful to manage patients and prioritize resources...
  20. Russ S, Jones I, Aronsky D, Dittus R, Slovis C. Placing physician orders at triage: the effect on length of stay. Ann Emerg Med. 2010;56:27-33 pubmed publisher
    ..Placing a physician in the triage area to rapidly disposition low-acuity patients and begin evaluations on more complex patients is one strategy ..
  21. Garty G, Chen Y, Salerno A, Turner H, Zhang J, Lyulko O, et al. The RABIT: a rapid automated biodosimetry tool for radiological triage. Health Phys. 2010;98:209-17 pubmed publisher
    ..Here the authors describe the development of each of the individual modules of the RABIT system and show preliminary data from key modules. System integration is ongoing, followed by calibration and validation. ..
  22. Pedersen S, Galatius S, Hansen P, Mogelvang R, Abildstrom S, Sørensen R, et al. Field triage reduces treatment delay and improves long-term clinical outcome in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009;54:2296-302 pubmed publisher
    We evaluated the independent impact of field triage on treatment delay and long-term clinical outcome in a large contemporary, consecutive population of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients undergoing primary ..
  23. Lerner E, Schwartz R, Coule P, Pirrallo R. Use of SALT triage in a simulated mass-casualty incident. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2010;14:21-5 pubmed publisher
    To determine the accuracy of SALT (sort-assess-lifesaving interventions-treatment/transport) triage during a simulated mass-casualty incident, the average time it takes to make triage designations, and providers' opinions of SALT triage...
  24. Pham J, Ho G, Hill P, McCarthy M, Pronovost P. National study of patient, visit, and hospital characteristics associated with leaving an emergency department without being seen: predicting LWBS. Acad Emerg Med. 2009;16:949-55 pubmed publisher
    ..65, 95% CI = 0.53 to 0.80), and miscellaneous (OR = 1.56, 95% CI = 1.19 to 2.05) complaints. Visits with low triage acuity were more likely to LWBS (OR = 3.59, 95% CI = 2.81 to 4...
  25. Davis T, Dinh M, Roncal S, Byrne C, Petchell J, Leonard E, et al. Prospective evaluation of a two-tiered trauma activation protocol in an Australian major trauma referral hospital. Injury. 2010;41:470-4 pubmed publisher
    ..The triage tool assigned patients into two tiers of trauma activation...
  26. McCaffery K, Irwig L, Turner R, Chan S, Macaskill P, Lewicka M, et al. Psychosocial outcomes of three triage methods for the management of borderline abnormal cervical smears: an open randomised trial. BMJ. 2010;340:b4491 pubmed publisher
    To assess which of three triage strategies for women with borderline abnormal cervical smear results in the best psychosocial outcomes. Pragmatic, non-blinded, multicentre, randomised controlled trial...
  27. Schippers G, Broekman T, Buchholz A, Koeter M, van den Brink W. Measurements in the Addictions for Triage and Evaluation (MATE): an instrument based on the World Health Organization family of international classifications. Addiction. 2010;105:862-71 pubmed publisher
    ..and evaluate a measurement tool for assessing characteristics of people with drug and/or alcohol problems for triage and evaluation in treatment...
  28. Travers D, Waller A, Katznelson J, Agans R. Reliability and validity of the emergency severity index for pediatric triage. Acad Emerg Med. 2009;16:843-9 pubmed publisher
    The Emergency Severity Index (ESI) triage algorithm is a five-level triage acuity tool used by emergency department (ED) triage nurses to rate patients from Level 1 (most acute) to Level 5 (least acute)...
  29. Elsom S, Sands N, Roper C, Hoppner C, Gerdtz M. Telephone survey of service-user experiences of a telephone-based mental health triage service. Int J Ment Health Nurs. 2013;22:437-43 pubmed publisher
    ..of mental health services, little attention has been paid to the views of service users about mental health triage services...
  30. Ostensson E, Fröberg M, Hjerpe A, Zethraeus N, Andersson S. Economic analysis of human papillomavirus triage, repeat cytology, and immediate colposcopy in management of women with minor cytological abnormalities in Sweden. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2010;89:1316-25 pubmed publisher
    To assess the cost-effectiveness of using human papillomavirus testing (HPV triage) in the management of women with minor cytological abnormalities in Sweden...
  31. Robinson P, Taylor W. Time to treatment in rheumatoid arthritis: factors associated with time to treatment initiation and urgent triage assessment of general practitioner referrals. J Clin Rheumatol. 2010;16:267-73 pubmed publisher
    ..To assess the factors associated with urgent triage for first specialist appointment and early disease modifying agents in rheumatic disease treatment...
  32. Adams R, Appelman Y, Bronzwaer J, Slagboom T, Amoroso G, van Exter P, et al. Implementation of a prehospital triage system for patients with chest pain and logistics for primary percutaneous coronary intervention in the region of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Am J Cardiol. 2010;106:931-5 pubmed publisher
    We aimed to describe the logistics of a prehospital triage system for patients with acute chest pain in the region of Amsterdam, The Netherlands...
  33. Cicero M, Auerbach M, Zigmont J, Riera A, Ching K, Baum C. Simulation training with structured debriefing improves residents' pediatric disaster triage performance. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2012;27:239-44 pubmed publisher
    Pediatric disaster medicine (PDM) triage is a vital skill set for pediatricians, and is a required component of residency training by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)...
  34. Weyrich P, Christ M, Celebi N, Riessen R. [Triage systems in the emergency department]. Med Klin Intensivmed Notfmed. 2012;107:67-78; quiz 79 pubmed publisher
    Emergency department (ED) triage systems facilitate the categorization of emergency patients according to their disease severity and determine both treatment priority and treatment location...
  35. Brown J, Stassen N, Bankey P, Sangosanya A, Cheng J, Gestring M. Mechanism of injury and special consideration criteria still matter: an evaluation of the National Trauma Triage Protocol. J Trauma. 2011;70:38-44; discussion 44-5 pubmed publisher
    The Centers for Disease Control recently updated the National Trauma Triage Protocol...
  36. Raux M, Sartorius D, Le Manach Y, David J, Riou B, Vivien B. What do prehospital trauma scores predict besides mortality?. J Trauma. 2011;71:754-9 pubmed publisher
    Little information is available concerning the ability of prehospital triage scores to predict endpoints other than mortality...
  37. Davoren M, O Dwyer S, Abidin Z, Naughton L, Gibbons O, Doyle E, et al. Prospective in-patient cohort study of moves between levels of therapeutic security: the DUNDRUM-1 triage security, DUNDRUM-3 programme completion and DUNDRUM-4 recovery scales and the HCR-20. BMC Psychiatry. 2012;12:80 pubmed publisher
    ..Patients were assessed using the DUNDRUM-1 triage security scale, the DUNDRUM-3 programme completion scale and the DUNDRUM-4 recovery scale and assessments of risk ..
  38. Newgard C, Rudser K, Hedges J, Kerby J, Stiell I, Davis D, et al. A critical assessment of the out-of-hospital trauma triage guidelines for physiologic abnormality. J Trauma. 2010;68:452-62 pubmed publisher
    ..We assessed whether more restrictive physiologic criteria would improve the specificity of this triage step without missing high-risk patients...
  39. King D, Ogilvie M, Pereira B, Chang Y, Manning R, Conner J, et al. Heart rate variability as a triage tool in patients with trauma during prehospital helicopter transport. J Trauma. 2009;67:436-40 pubmed publisher
    Prehospital triage of patients with trauma is routinely challenging, but more so in mass casualty situations and military operations...
  40. Ramirez R, Cureton E, Ereso A, Kwan R, Dozier K, Sadjadi J, et al. Single-contrast computed tomography for the triage of patients with penetrating torso trauma. J Trauma. 2009;67:583-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Trauma surgeons can reproducibly interpret SCCT with high-predictive accuracy as to whether patients with penetrating torso trauma require operative exploration. ..
  41. Ng V, Thomas K, Crist M, Wakely P, Mayerson J. Fine needle aspiration for clinical triage of extremity soft tissue masses. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010;468:1120-8 pubmed publisher
    ..2% and 95.2% accurate, respectively. FNAC is effective for initial triage and treatment selection at tertiary referral centers with close collaboration among the surgeon, pathologist, and ..
  42. Postma S, Dambrink J, de Boer M, Gosselink A, Eggink G, van de Wetering H, et al. Prehospital triage in the ambulance reduces infarct size and improves clinical outcome. Am Heart J. 2011;161:276-82 pubmed publisher
    We evaluated the effect of prehospital triage (PHT) in the ambulance on infarct size and clinical outcome and studied its relationship to the distance of patient's residence to the nearest percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) center...
  43. Mohan D, Rosengart M, Farris C, Cohen E, Angus D, Barnato A. Assessing the feasibility of the American College of Surgeons' benchmarks for the triage of trauma patients. Arch Surg. 2011;146:786-92 pubmed publisher
    ..To achieve 5% undertriage, TCs must increase their capacity 5-fold, physicians at NTCs must increase their capacity to discriminate between moderate to severe and other injuries, or the guidelines must be modified. ..
  44. Dehli T, Fredriksen K, Osbakk S, Bartnes K. Evaluation of a university hospital trauma team activation protocol. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2011;19:18 pubmed publisher
    ..On the other hand, patients with minor injuries do not need the trauma team for adequate care. Correct triage is important for optimal resource utilization...
  45. Goldenberg R, Peled N. Computer-aided simple triage. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2011;6:705-11 pubmed publisher
    ..of CAD for emergency diagnostic imaging shifts the use case paradigm from second reader to initial interpreter and triage tool...
  46. Larsen G, Mecham N, Greenberg R. An emergency department septic shock protocol and care guideline for children initiated at triage. Pediatrics. 2011;127:e1585-92 pubmed publisher
    ..septic shock in our emergency department (ED) were reviewed with a focus on (1) increased recognition at triage and (2) more aggressive treatment once recognized...
  47. Chang Y, Ng C, Chen Y, Chen J, Yen D. Practice variation in the management for nontraumatic pediatric patients in the ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2010;28:275-83 pubmed publisher
    ..Between-group differences in mean patient age, sex, and triage category were insignificant...
  48. Silverloo I, Andrae B, Wilander E. Value of high-risk HPV-DNA testing in the triage of ASCUS. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2009;88:1006-10 pubmed publisher
    ..To refine the assessment of women with ASCUS, a high-risk HPV-DNA test is recommended as triage in Sweden...
  49. Huibers L, Giesen P, Smits M, Mokkink H, Grol R, Wensing M. Nurse telephone triage in Dutch out-of-hours primary care: the relation between history taking and urgency estimation. Eur J Emerg Med. 2012;19:309-15 pubmed publisher
    ..first contact with a general practitioner cooperative, an out-of-hours primary-care center, is usually with a triage nurse...
  50. Farrokhnia N, Göransson K. Swedish emergency department triage and interventions for improved patient flows: a national update. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2011;19:72 pubmed publisher
    In Scandinavia, emergency department triage and patient flow processes, are under development...
  51. Kelly M, Egbunike J, Kinnersley P, Hood K, Owen Jones E, Button L, et al. Delays in response and triage times reduce patient satisfaction and enablement after using out-of-hours services. Fam Pract. 2010;27:652-63 pubmed publisher
    ..Delays in call answering or callback for triage and shorter consultations were significantly associated with lower satisfaction...
  52. Yu K, Shen K, Shao S, Ng W, Li X. Bilinear common spatial pattern for single-trial ERP-based rapid serial visual presentation triage. J Neural Eng. 2012;9:046013 pubmed publisher
    ..The proposed method was evaluated on 20 subjects' ERP data collected in rapid serial visual presentation triage experiments. The results show that BCSP achieved significantly higher average test accuracy (12...
  53. Albrich W, Rüegger K, Dusemund F, Bossart R, Regez K, Schild U, et al. Optimised patient transfer using an innovative multidisciplinary assessment in Kanton Aargau (OPTIMA I): an observational survey in lower respiratory tract infections. Swiss Med Wkly. 2011;141:w13237 pubmed publisher
    ..We describe our current triage practice and assess the potential of a combination of CURB65 with proadrenomedullin (ProADM) levels for triage ..