Does START Triage Work An Outcomes Assessment After a Disaster
Kahn, C.A., Schultz, C.H., Miller, K.T. and Anderson, C.L. (2009). Does START Triage Work? An Outcomes Assessment After a Disaster. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 54(3):424-30, 430.e1.
The authors reviewed 148 patient records from 14 hospitals after a train crash to determine how well triage levels assigned in the field using START corresponded with outcomes-based triage levels assigned at the hospital. Seventy-nine patients were overtriaged; 3 were undertriaged; and 66 patients' outcomes matched their triage level.