Intuitive Versus Algorithmic Triage
Hart, A., Nammour, E., Mangolds, V., and Broach, J.. (2018). Intuitive Versus Algorithmic Triage. (Abstract only.) Journal of Prehospital Disaster Medicine. 33(4): 355-361.
The authors compared the traditional START triage model to one where an experienced responder used instinct to determine victims’ triage category based on first impression assessments. Based on a staged active shooter simulation, the authors found intuitive triage to be faster, potentially saving lives and money in the long run.