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Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Mar;49(3):275-81. Epub 2006 Jul 10.

Triage in medicine, part I: Concept, history, and types.

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University of Arizona, 1501 N. Campbell Avenue, POB 245057, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA.


This 2-article series offers a conceptual, historical, and moral analysis of the practice of triage. Part I distinguishes triage from related concepts, reviews the evolution of triage principles and practices, and describes the settings in which triage is commonly practiced. Part II identifies and examines the moral values and principles underlying the practice of triage.

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