Definitions for triagetriˈɑʒ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. triage(noun)

    sorting and allocating aid on the basis of need for or likely benefit from medical treatment or food


  1. triage(Noun)

    Assessment or sorting according to quality.

  2. triage(Noun)

    The process of sorting patients so as to determine the order in which they will be treated (for example, by assigning precedence according to the urgency of illness or injury).

  3. triage(Noun)

    The process of prioritizing bugs to be fixed.

  4. triage(Verb)

    To assess or sort according to quality or some other aspect.

  5. Origin: From triage, from trier


  1. Triage

    Triage is the process of determining the priority of patients' treatments based on the severity of their condition. This rations patient treatment efficiently when resources are insufficient for all to be treated immediately. The term comes from the French verb trier, meaning to separate, sift or select. Triage may result in determining the order and priority of emergency treatment, the order and priority of emergency transport, or the transport destination for the patient. Triage may also be used for patients arriving at the emergency department, or telephoning medical advice systems, among others. This article deals with the concept of triage as it occurs in medical emergencies, including the prehospital setting, disasters, and emergency room treatment. The term Triage may have originated during the Napoleonic Wars from the work of Dominique Jean Larrey. The term was used further during World War I by French doctors treating the battlefield wounded at the aid stations behind the front. Those responsible for the removal of the wounded from a battlefield or their care afterwards would divide the victims into three categories: ⁕Those who are likely to live, regardless of what care they receive;

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Triage

    The sorting out and classification of patients or casualties to determine priority of need and proper place of treatment.

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  1. gaiter

  2. aigret

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