undertriage

undertriage

A term of art referring to underestimating the urgency of the condition of a person arriving in A&E and not prioritising his or her management over that of a patient with less urgent needs.
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American College of Surgeons (ACS) secondary trauma triage guidelines state that a 10% undertriage rate is acceptable and a 50% overtriage or false-positive rate is unavoidable in order to capture as many at-risk patients as possible, Dr.