Triage systems in hospital emergency departments aim to predict the severity of the issue to help better organise patient flow. The Manchester Triage System is one strategy for classifying people’s risk level. Reviewers from Brazil examined the efficacy of this approach. Three bibliographic databases were searched for studies published between 2002 and 2013. Twenty-two studies were included. The Manchester Triage System was found to be effective for use in children, adults, people with coronary syndromes and people with acute pulmonary embolism. It was able to predict emergency department admission and death in the short term.
Azeredo TR, Guedes HM, Rebelo de Almeida RA, Chianca TC, Martins JC. Efficacy of the Manchester Triage System: a systematic review. International Emergency Nursing. 2015 Apr;23(2):47-52