Triage definition

trē-äzh, trēäzh
A process for sorting injured people into groups based on their need for or likely benefit from immediate medical treatment. Triage is used in hospital emergency rooms, on battlefields, and at disaster sites when limited medical resources must be allocated.
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A process for sorting injured people into groups based on their need for or likely benefit from immediate medical treatment. Triage is used in hospital emergency rooms, on battlefields, and at disaster sites when limited medical resources must be allocated.
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A process in which things are ranked in terms of importance or priority.
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To sort or allocate by triage.

Triaged the patients according to their symptoms.

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To sort or allocate by triage.

Triaged the patients according to their symptoms.

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The definition of triage is a medical process where patients are sorted according to their need for care and the likely benefit that care will provide in order to determine what order in which to treat them.

When patients from a large disaster are evaluated based on their medical need, this is an example of triage.

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To prioritize (patients, problems, etc.)
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(medicine) The process of sorting patients so as to determine the order in which they will be treated (for example, by assigning precedence according to the urgency of illness or injury).
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(computing, by extension) The process of prioritizing bugs to be fixed.
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A system of assigning priorities of medical treatment based on urgency, chance for survival, etc. and used on battlefields and in hospital emergency wards.
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Assessment or sorting according to quality.
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To assess or sort according to quality or some other aspect.
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A system used to allocate a scarce commodity, such as food, only to those capable of deriving the greatest benefit from it.
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Any system for prioritizing based on available resources, manpower, etc., as in an emergency.
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Origin of triage

  • French from trier to sort from Old French to pick out try

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French triage, from trier (“to sort")

    From Wiktionary