What is orthopaedic triage? A systematic review.
Bottom Line: Studies were critically appraised using the McMaster quality appraisal tool and ranked using the National Health and Medical Research Council hierarchy of evidence.The hierarchy of evidence ranged from I to IV; however, the majority were at low levels of evidence and scored poorly on the critical appraisal tool.However, there were significant inconsistencies across these themes.
Affiliation: Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.Show MeSH
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Mentions: Where the ways in which triage were delivered was reported, there was considerable variability in context, staffing and methods of triage. Triage was reported in the context of team-based triage and single discipline (most commonly reported as physiotherapists when single discipline was reported). The referral data in Table 4 has been further extrapolated and presented in Fig 3, which details the different health professions undertaking triage.
Affiliation: Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.