Implementation of a triage score system in an emergency room in Timergara, Pakistan [Short communication]
AuthorsDalwai, M. K
AffiliationMédecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Islamabad, Pakistan
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JournalPublic Health Action
AbstractFollowing implementation of the South African Triage Scale (SATS) system in the emergency department (ED) at the District Headquarter Hospital in Timergara, Pakistan, we 1) describe the implementation process, and 2) report on how accurately emergency staff used the system. Of the 370 triage forms evaluated, 320 (86%) were completed without errors, resulting in the correct triage priority being assigned. Fifty completed forms displayed errors, but only 16 (4%) resulted in an incorrect triage priority being assigned. This experience shows that the SATS can be implemented successfully and used accurately by nurses in an ED in Pakistan.