• The Modified South African Triage Scale System for Mortality Prediction in Resource-Constrained Emergency Surgical Centers: A Retrospective Cohort Study

      Massaut, J; Valles, P; Ghismonde, A; Jacques, C; Louis, L; Zakir, A; Van den Bergh, R; Santiague, L; Massenat, R; Edema, N (BioMed Central, 2017-08-23)
      The South African Triage Scale (SATS) was developed to facilitate patient triage in emergency departments (EDs) and is used by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in low-resource environments. The aim was to determine if SATS data, reason for admission, and patient age can be used to develop and validate a model predicting the in-hospital risk of death in emergency surgical centers and to compare the model's discriminative power with that of the four SATS categories alone.