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Table 8 Appraisal of scientific evidence (according to GRADE) - Safety of 5-level triage scales as measured by hospitalisation rates in patients at triage level 5.

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

Effect measure (endpoint) Triage scale No. patients (no. studies) Hospitalization rate at triage level 5 (percent) Scientific evidence Comments
Patient safety related to hospital admission ATS 131 230
(3 studies) [35, 36, 39]
3.1%-17% Limited
 
  ESI 13 361
(5 studies) [16, 37, 38, 40, 41]
0%-7% Limited
 
  SRTS 33 850
(1 study) [6]
1.4% Limited
Only one study, but many patients
  1. All studies are observational.