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triage

noun tri·age \trē-ˈäzh, ˈtrē-ˌ\

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

Full Definition of TRIAGE

1
a :  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
b :  the sorting of patients (as in an emergency room) according to the urgency of their need for care
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

  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

Other Medicine Terms

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triage

noun tri·age \trē-ˈäzh, ˈtrē-ˌ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRIAGE

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
:  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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