Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V09140470
No evidence that formalized triage is superior to informally structured triage
Formalized triage has been implemented in all Danish emergency departments. The validation behind formalized triage has focused on investigating predictive validity, i.e. correspondence between triage category and different outcome measures. Reliability is primarily investigated in terms of inter-rater reliability on written patient cases, and several studies have methodological limitations questioning their clinical relevance. Currently there is no evidence establishing that formalized triage is superior to informally structured triage with regards to clinical end points.