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triage

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noun tri·age \trē-ˈäzh, ˈtrē-ˌ\

Simple Definition of triage

  • medical : the process of deciding which patients should be treated first based on how sick or seriously injured they are

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of triage

  1. 1a :  the sorting of and allocation of treatment to patients and especially battle and disaster victims according to a system of priorities designed to maximize the number of survivorsb :  the sorting of patients (as in an emergency room) according to the urgency of their need for care

  2. 2 :  the assigning of priority order to projects on the basis of where funds and other resources can be best used, are most needed, or are most likely to achieve success

triage transitive verb

Examples of triage in a sentence

  1. Nurses do triage in the emergency room.



Origin of triage

French, sorting, sifting, from trier to sort, from Old French — more at try


First Known Use: 1918


Medical Dictionary

triage

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noun tri·age \trē-ˈäzh, ˈtrē-ˌ\

Medical Definition of triage

  1. 1:  the sorting of and allocation of treatment to patients and especially battle and disaster victims according to a system of priorities designed to maximize the number of survivors

  2. 2:  the sorting of patients (as in an emergency room) according to the urgency of their need for care

triage transitive verb



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "triage"


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