Accuracy of triage nurses in predicting patient disposition

Blackwell Publishing
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Emergency Medicine Australasia, 2007, 19 pp. 341 - 345
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Increasing demand to reduce patient waiting times and improve patient flow has led to the introduction of a number of strategies such as fast track and patient streaming. The triage nurse is primarily responsible for identifying suitable patients, based on prediction of likely admission or discharge. The aim of the present study was to explore the accuracy with which triage nurses predict patient disposition.
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