Canadian Emergency Department Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS): Rural Implementation Statement Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • BACKGROUND The Canadian Emergency Department Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) has been recognized as a significant improvement in standardizing triage in Canadian emergency departments (EDs), both urban and rural. Since its publication an increasing number of Canadian EDs have implemented the CTAS. It was intended to improve patient care through more appropriate triaging of patients, but a number of adverse effects from its implementation have been encountered in rural EDs.

publication date

  • March 2003