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sorting and allocating aid on the basis of need for or likely benefit from medical treatment or food

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3 million patients across the country will be triaged and managed during their emergency department visits using ibex PulseCheck(R).
This study aimed to validate the revised version of the paediatric SATS for children triaged in six different ECs and answer the question as to whether an age-appropriate TEWS in addition to clinical discriminators improves the sensitivity of identifying a sick child requiring admission versus using clinical discriminators or a TEWS independently.
Convenience sampling included all children triaged by the nursing staff on that particular shift and lasted for 2 months from 3 October to 30 November 2011.
Exclusion criteria included children under 12 years (for whom a child/infant SATS system exists), those 'seen and treated' rather than formally triaged, and those admitted directly to the resuscitation bay or high-dependency unit (HDU) areas.