Does START Triage Correspond to Emergency Department Acuity
Bultman L.L. and Hick, J.L. (2005). Does START Triage Correspond to Emergency Department Acuity? (Abstract only on p. 167.) Academic Emergency Medicine. 12:S167.
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.