[Triage quickens the treatment of the most sick patients]

Ugeskr Laeger. 2011 Oct 3;173(40):2490-3.
[Article in Danish]


Systematic process triage is a relatively unknown concept in Denmark. Currently there are no national recommendations regarding triage models for use in the emergency department (ED). Four medium-sized EDs from different regions across the country cooperated in a joint venture to develop a new triage model, Danish Emergency Process Triage (DEPT). DEPT is inspired by the Swedish ADAPT system, but modified for a Danish context. This paper summarizes the cumulated experience with the new system.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Critical Illness / therapy
  • Denmark
  • Emergencies
  • Emergency Service, Hospital* / organization & administration
  • Emergency Service, Hospital* / standards
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / diagnosis
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / therapy
  • Humans
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Triage* / methods
  • Triage* / organization & administration
  • Triage* / standards
  • Vital Signs