Implementation of a triage system in Pakistan: the need of the hour

Zain Majid, Irfan Masood

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In today’s world, an effective emergency department (ED) cannot function properly without having a triage system. Though available in various forms, this essentially categorises patients according to the seriousness of their condition and the priority of their need. Pakistan is yet to introduce this system and where it exists, it is in its infancy. A disaster-prone country such as ours, which is frequently faced with both man-made and natural calamities, could benefit tremendously from its introduction. The activity of EDs would be streamlined and precious lives would be saved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-89
Number of pages2
JournalTropical Doctor
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Pakistan
  • Triage
  • emergency situation
  • low- to middle-income country

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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