Validity of the Manchester Triage System in patients with sepsis presenting at the ED

Gräff, I. et al. Emergency Medicine Journal. Published Online: 19 December 2016

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Background: The Manchester Triage System (MTS) does not have a specific presentational flow chart for sepsis. The goal of this investigation was to determine adequacy of acuity assignment for patients with sepsis presenting at the ED and triaged using the MTS.

 

Conclusions: The MTS has some weaknesses regarding priority levels in emergency patients with septic illness. Overall, target key symptoms (discriminators) which aim at identifying systemic infection and ascertaining vital parameters are insufficiently considered.

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