Impact of a Triage Liaison Physician
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02980159|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 2, 2016
Last Update Posted : July 27, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Emergencies Triage||Other: Triage liaison physician|
Geneva University Hospitals (GUH) emergency department (ED) admits more than 64000 patients every year. These patients are triaged using the Swiss Emergency Triage Scale (SETS), a 4-level triage scale. The SETS imposes time objectives until the first medical evaluation (20 minutes for SETS 2, 2 hours for SETS 3). In 2014, only 60% of level-2 and 63% of level-3 emergencies were evaluated within 20 and 120 minutes respectively.
A triage liaison physician was introduced in Spring 2015 with the mission to help triage nurse in their decisions and to evaluate quickly the patients that cannot be immediately installed in an ED evaluation room.
The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of the triage liaison physician on the times to first medical evaluation.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||69893 participants|
|Official Title:||Impact of a Triage Liaison Physician on the Time to First Medical Evaluation in the Emergency Departement|
|Study Start Date :||November 2016|
|Primary Completion Date :||June 2017|
|Study Completion Date :||June 2017|
Before triage liaison physician
All patients admitted before the introduction of the function of triage liaison physician.
After triage liaison physician
All patients admitted after the introduction of the function of triage liaison physician.
Other: Triage liaison physician
A triage liaison physician is present from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm, Monday to Friday, with the mission to evaluate quickly patients who cannot be immediately installed in an ED room
- Proportion of patients evaluated within SETS objectives [ Time Frame: Within 120 minutes after ED triage ]Proportion of patients evaluated within time objective as defined by SETS standards.
- Time to first medical contact [ Time Frame: Within 24 hours after ED triage ]Time elapsed between triage and first medical evaluation
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02980159
|Geneva University Hospitals, ED|
|Geneva, Switzerland, 1211|
|Principal Investigator:||Olivier T Rutschmann, MD, MPH||University Hospital, Geneva|