Triage systems for pre-hospital emergency medical services: review found no eligible studies in 2012

Added June 20, 2020

Citation: Lidal IB, Holte HH, Vist GE. Triage systems for pre-hospital emergency medical services-a systematic review. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2013 Dec;21(1):28.

What is this? The COVID-19 pandemic is placing a strain on healthcare services. If there is existing research on triage systems in pre-hospital setting, this might provide useful information for policy makers.

In this systematic review, the authors searched for research that investigated the effects of using triage systems in the pre-hospital setting. They did not restrict their search by language of publication and did the search in June 2012, but found no eligible studies.

What was found: In the absence of eligible studies, the authors of this review concluded there was an evidence gap for the effects of pre-hospital triage systems.


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