Project Summary: An evaluation of nurse triage at the Emergency Medical Dispatch centers in two Swedish counties

Ethics review board approved project summary for a Master’s thesis project, initiated Fall 2016 at Uppsala University.

This document summarizes the aims and methodology of a non-interventional, prospective register study of the triage practices of nurses at two Swedish Emergency Medical Dispatch centers. This study aims to characterize the current practice of triaging low-acuity patients to non-emergency medical services, and validate the use of subsequent Emergency Department contact by these patients as a measure of quality. The primary data collection phase of this study is ongoing, and submission for publication is expected to occur in June, 2017.

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