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Emerg Med Clin North Am. 1993 Feb;11(1):15-27.

Scoring systems and triage from the field.

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Emergency Medicine Services, Denver General Hospital, CO 80204-4507.


No single system exists that will guarantee triage success. Familiarity with anatomic and physiologic indicators along with an awareness of the significance of injury mechanism and existing comorbid factors is mandatory for all who participate in trauma care. Moreover, there are unique demands of the prehospital environment. Until further refinements are made, a prehospital trauma triage system should minimize undertriage and its unnecessary morbidity and mortality.

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