Title: Optimizing triage and hospitalization in adult general medical emergency patients: the triage project
Authors: Schuetz, Philipp ×
Hausfater, Pierre
Amin, Devendra
Haubitz, Sebastian
Fässler, Lukas
Grolimund, Eva
Kutz, Alexander
Schild, Ursula
Caldara, Zeljka
Regez, Katharina
Zhydkov, Andriy
Kahles, Timo
Nedeltchev, Krassen
von Felten, Stefanie
De Geest, Sabina
Conca, Antoinette
Schäfer-Keller, Petra
Huber, Andreas
Bargetzi, Mario
Buergi, Ulrich
Sauvin, Gabrielle
Perrig-Chiello, Pasqualina
Reutlinger, Barbara
Mueller, Beat #
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: BioMed Central
Series Title: BMC Emergency Medicine vol:13 pages:12
Article number: 10.1186/1471-227X-13-12
Abstract: Patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) currently face inacceptable delays in initial treatment, and long, costly hospital stays due to suboptimal initial triage and site-of-care decisions. Accurate ED triage should focus not only on initial treatment priority, but also on prediction of medical risk and nursing needs to improve site-of-care decisions and to simplify early discharge management. Different triage scores have been proposed, such as the Manchester triage system (MTS). Yet, these scores focus only on treatment priority, have suboptimal performance and lack validation in the Swiss health care system. Because the MTS will be introduced into clinical routine at the Kantonsspital Aarau, we propose a large prospective cohort study to optimize initial patient triage. Specifically, the aim of this trial is to derive a three-part triage algorithm to better predict (a) treatment priority; (b) medical risk and thus need for in-hospital treatment; (c) post-acute care needs of patients at the most proximal time point of ED admission.
ISSN: 1471-227X
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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