Field triage--help or hindrance?

Can J Surg. 1992 Feb;35(1):19-21.


Field triage protocols have potential benefits in urban trauma systems, but for optimal effect they must be tailored to local needs and tested in each system for sensitivity and specificity. They should be implemented only by experienced physicians and surgeons who can monitor and adjust the protocol when necessary.

MeSH terms

  • Canada
  • Clinical Protocols
  • Emergency Medical Services / standards*
  • Hospitals, Urban
  • Humans
  • Trauma Severity Indices
  • Triage / standards*