Literature review on the Australasian Triage Scale (ATS)
posted by Research Admin on 22 May 2012
The purpose of the review is to draw on evidence from the literature to assess the current status and relevance of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine’s (ACEM’s) policy document on the Australasian Triage Scale (ATS).
In particular, the review explores some current issues such as: the validity and reliability of the ATS for differentiating clinical urgency for ED patients; the role of ATS in prioritising workload; and the role of the ATS in assessing the burden of work.
Forero, R. & Nugus, P. (2012). Literature review on the Australasian Triage Scale (ATS). Sydney: University of New South Wales.
This report is available to read in full text online at: http://www.acem.org.au/media/media_releases/2012_-_ACEM_Triage_Literature_Review.pdf