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Table 1 Symptoms-Based Dispatch (SBD) priorities according to the Swiss Emergency Triage Scale (SETS)

From: Emergency physician’s dispatch by a paramedic-staffed emergency medical communication centre: sensitivity, specificity and search for a reference standard

SBD priorities Swiss Emergency Triage Scale (SETS) (adapted)
Priority 1 – Medicalized (P1-M) Level 1-A Immediately life-threatening situation, physician in the field necessary
Priority 1 Level 1-B Immediately life-threatening situation, physician in the field not necessary
Priority 2 Level 2 Potentially life-threatening situation
Priority 3 Level 3 Stable situation (delayed departure)
Level 4 Non-urgent situation (delayed departure)