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Table 6 Appraisal of scientific evidence (according to GRADE) - Validity of 5-level triage scales measured by acute mortality.

From: Emergency Department Triage Scales and Their Components: A Systematic Review of the Scientific Evidence

Effect measure (endpoint) Triage scale No. Patients (no. Studies) Mortality at triage level 5 (percent) Scientific evidence Comments
Patient mortality CTAS 29 346
(1 study) [43]
0% Limited
Only one study, but large population
  ATS 127 079
(2 studies) [35, 36]
0.03%-0.1% Limited
 
  METTS 8695
(1 study) [10]
0.5% Insufficient
Reduction for study quality (-1)
  1. All the studies are observational