Triage in critical care

  • K. Hillman
  • A. Flabouris
  • M. Parr


Triage was initially used for priority setting and comes from the French word, trier, meaning ‘to sort’. Triage, in the medical sense, was first used during the Napoleonic Wars, as a way of optimizing resources available to treat casualties, so that the greatest number could be returned to active duty in the shortest time period. The concept was extended to a priority based sorting process for mass casualties, whether as a result of military or civilian disasters.


Medical Emergency Team Mass Casualty Triage Tool Acute Hospital Setting Trauma Triage 
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  • A. Flabouris
  • M. Parr

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