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Triage of Older ED Patients

  • Florian F. Grossmann
  • Christian Nickel
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Abstract

ED triage is the process of quickly sorting patients to determine the priority for further evaluation and care at the time of patient arrival in the emergency department [1]. This definition of ED triage by the ACEP/ENA Five-level Triage Task Force is universally applicable for all ED patients irrespective of their complaint or age. However, adherence to all aspects of this definition often becomes challenging when older ED patients present at the ED front door.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineUniversity Hospital BaselBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Emergency DepartmentUniversity Hospital BaselBaselSwitzerland

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