Table 1

Five-level Triage Systems

System

Countries

Levels

Patient should be seen by provider within


Australasian Triage Scale (ATS)

Australia

1 - Resuscitation

Level 1 - 0 minutes

New Zealand

2 - Emergency

Level 2 - 10 minutes

3 - Urgent

Level 3 - 30 minutes

4 - Semi-urgent

Level 4 - 60 minutes

5 - Nonurgent

Level 5 - 120 minutes


Manchester

England

1 - Immediate (red)

Level 1 - 0 minutes

Scotland

2 - Very urgent (orange)

Level 2 - 10 minutes

3 - Urgent (yellow)

Level 3 - 60 minutes

4 - Standard (green)

Level 4 - 120 minutes

5 - Nonurgent (blue)

Level 5 - 240 minutes


Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale(CTAS)

Canada

1 - Resuscitation

Level 1 - 0 minutes

2 - Emergent

Level 2 - 15 minutes

3 - Urgent

Level 3 - 30 minutes

4 - Less urgent

Level 4 - 60 minutes

5 - Nonurgent

Level 5 - 120 minutes


Table 2-2 Five-level Triage Systems

Aacharya et al. BMC Emergency Medicine 2011 11:16   doi:10.1186/1471-227X-11-16

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