PMID- 27333356
DCOM- 20170605
LR  - 20171222
IS  - 1873-233X (Electronic)
IS  - 0029-7844 (Linking)
VI  - 128
IP  - 1
DP  - 2016 Jul
TI  - Committee Opinion No. 667 Summary: Hospital-Based Triage of Obstetric Patients.
PG  - 228
LID - 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001522 [doi]
AB  - Emergency departments typically have structured triage guidelines for health care
      providers encountering the diverse cases that may present to their units. Such
      guidelines aid in determining which patients must be evaluated promptly and which
      may wait safely, and aid in determining anticipated use of resources. Although
      labor and delivery units frequently serve as emergency units for pregnant women, 
      the appropriate structure, location, timing, and timeliness for hospital-based
      triage evaluations of obstetric patients are not always clear. Hospital-based
      obstetric units are urged to collaborate with emergency departments and hospital 
      ancillary services, as well as emergency response systems outside of the
      hospital, to establish guidelines for triage of pregnant women. Recently
      developed, validated obstetric triage acuity tools may improve quality and
      efficiency of care and guide resource use, and they could serve as a template for
      use in individual hospital obstetric units.
LA  - eng
PT  - Journal Article
PL  - United States
TA  - Obstet Gynecol
JT  - Obstetrics and gynecology
JID - 0401101
SB  - IM
MH  - Efficiency, Organizational
MH  - Emergency Medical Services/*organization & administration
MH  - Emergency Service, Hospital/*organization & administration
MH  - Female
MH  - Health Care Rationing
MH  - Humans
MH  - *Labor, Obstetric
MH  - Practice Guidelines as Topic
MH  - Pregnancy
MH  - Quality Improvement
MH  - *Triage/organization & administration/standards
MH  - United States
EDAT- 2016/06/23 06:00
MHDA- 2017/06/06 06:00
CRDT- 2016/06/23 06:00
PHST- 2016/06/23 06:00 [entrez]
PHST- 2016/06/23 06:00 [pubmed]
PHST- 2017/06/06 06:00 [medline]
AID - 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001522 [doi]
AID - 00006250-201607000-00045 [pii]
PST - ppublish
SO  - Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jul;128(1):228. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001522.