J Korean Soc Emerg Med.  2019 Aug;30(4):293-295. 10.0000/jksem.2019.30.4.293.

Abuse of the Korean Triage and Acuity Scale in the assessment of emergency medical facilities

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  • 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. advanced@lifesupport.pe.kr

Abstract

The Korean Triage and Acuity Scale (KTAS) is a localized modification of the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS). Although CTAS was not intended for defining the severity of individual patients or to be used in reimbursement processes, the misuse of KTAS is commonplace in Korea. In particular, the national assessment of emergency medical facilities in 2019 includes several indicators based on the improper application of KTAS scores.

Keyword

Triage; Patient acuity; Organization and administration

MeSH Terms

Emergencies*
Humans
Korea
Organization and Administration
Patient Acuity
Triage*
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