The Modified South African Triage Scale System for Mortality Prediction in Resource-Constrained Emergency Surgical Centers: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Van den Bergh, R
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JournalBMC Health Services Research
AbstractThe 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.