n South African Medical Journal - Triaging children - keep it simple, swift and safe : editorial
|Article Title||Triaging children - keep it simple, swift and safe : editorial|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 College of Medicine, Malawi|
|Publication Date||Mar 2013|
|Pages||158 - 159|
Triage - or sorting - is a keystone of good emergency practice. Emergencies must be prioritised according to need to avoid unacceptable delays, and for some patients poorer outcomes. Sadly, triage is not practised in many hospitals and health centres in Africa. Nolan et al. undertook a survey of mainly district-level hospitals in seven low-income countries in 2001 and found that triage, and with it much of emergency care, was badly done.
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