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Definition

Process by which a patient is briefly assessed upon arrival in the emergency department to determine the urgency of their problem and priority for care.

Comments

Context:
Emergency department care.

Origin:
Hospital Demand Management Group, Metropolitan Health and Aged Care Services Division, State Government Department of Human Services, Victoria. http://www.health.vic.gov.au/hdms/triage.htm

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Data Element Concepts implementing this Object Class 2