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The urgency of the patient's need for medical and nursing care as assessed at triage, as represented by a code.


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This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Triage category code N ".
Data Type Number
Format N
Maximum character length 1
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 1 Resuscitation: immediate (within seconds)
2 Emergency: within 10 minutes
3 Urgent: within 30 minutes
4 Semi-urgent: within 60 minutes
5 Non-urgent: within 120 minutes


National Triage Scale, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine


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