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The authors applied START triage to 228 patients arriving to their stabilization room at a Level 1 trauma center and found 26% of “yellow” patients needed lifesaving interventions within the first few minutes of care and patients categorized “red” by absent radial pulse had 70% mortality. The authors found that START may result in significant under-triage within the yellow category.