The Cape Triage Score : a triage system for South Africa

Wallis, L. A. ; Gottschalk, S. B. ; Wood, D. ; Bruijns, S. ; De Vries, S. ; Balfour, C. ; Cape Triage Group (2006-01)


The Cape Triage Score (CTS) has been derived by the Cape Triage Group (CTG) for use in emergency units throughout South Africa. It can also be used in the pre-hospital setting, although it is not designed for mass casualty situations. The CTS comprises a physiologically based scoring system and a list of discriminators, designed to triage patients into one of five priority groups for medical attention. Three versions have been developed, for adults, children and infants. As part of the ongoing assessment process the CTG would value feedback from the readers of this Journal.

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