Manchester Triage System

Manchester Triage System

The most widely used triage system in the UK, Europe and Australia, by which millions of patients are processed through hospital A&E departments. It was devised by senior nurses and doctors working in A&Es and designed to be logical, simple and reproducible. The System sorts patients into 5 degrees of urgency, from immediate (0 wait time) to non-urgent (target, to be seen within 4 hours), initially streaming them into “majors” and “minors”.

Manchester Triage System
Group—Urgency—Code—Wait time
1—Immediate—Red—0
2—Very Urgent—Orange—10 minutes
3—Urgent—Yellow—1 hour
4—Standard—Green—2 hours
5—Non-urgent—Blue—4 hours
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"We are currently developing the Manchester Triage System to assess cases faster by dividing patients into categories according to the severity of their illnesses and this will help us determine allocation - we will train nurses on the updated system."
The reliability of the Manchester Triage System (MTS): a meta-analysis.
If you've ever been frustrated by A&E waiting times, wondering what on earth could be important than your anterior cruciate ligament, you should learn about the Manchester triage system.
There are numerous triage instruments in use around the world, namely, the Australasian Triage Scale, the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale, the Manchester Triage System, and the Emergency Severity Index.
The Manchester Triage System (MTS) was created in England in 1994 and has been adopted in most emergency services (ES) as a guiding tool for risk classification.
Reliability and validity of the Manchester Triage System in a general emergency department patient population in the Netherlands: results of a simulation study.
Triage categories, based on the Manchester Triage System [24] were Category 1 (resuscitation), Category 2 (very urgent), Category 3 (urgent), Category 4 (standard), and Category 5 (nonemergency).
Improving the manchester triage system for pediatric emergency care: An international multicenter study.
"The Manchester Triage System is the most commonly used in Ireland and utilises a five-point scale which has been shown to be effective in identifying the critically ill.
This guide explains the Manchester Triage System to users in emergency departments around the world.

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