Lower ED triage scores linked to antibiotic delays for sepsis patients
from MD Magazine
Hospital emergency departments commonly use a 1 to 5 acuity scale to triage arriving patients and prioritize care for the most critical cases. However, the scale is subjective and the difference between an acuity score of 2 versus 3 can mean a half hour difference in how quickly antibiotics are administered to patients with sepsis, according to a new study.
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