n South African Medical Journal - Answering when opportunity knocks - SATS goes global : izindaba

Volume 102, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



One local doctor, by grasping random overlapping educational opportunities, has become the catalyst for 'Doctors without Border' (MSF) wanting to adopt the South African Triage Scale (SATS) as its standard emergency protocol for resource-poor countries world-wide.

MSF volunteer and Stellenbosch University-trained Dr Mohammed Dalwai tested out the highly flexible and simple-to-use SATS in an emergency room at Timugara Hospital in Pakistan's volatile Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province - emerging with a 96% correct triage rate.

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