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Updated October 06, 2012

Definition: Triage is from a French word meaning to sort. Emergency services regularly face patient loads that overwhelm resources. To better serve patients and make sure the worst patients get treatment as quickly as possible, emergency medical providers use a method of prioritizing patients by medical severity.
Pronunciation: tree-azh
Also Known As: prioritizing

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