New triage system cuts prisoner visits to ERs, reduces threats against staff

Sibbald, Barbara
August 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/21/2001, Vol. 165 Issue 4, p461
Academic Journal
Discusses a new Canadian triage system for prisoners with traumatic injuries. How the system has led to a decline in the number of prisoners being seen in the emergency departments at hospitals in Kingston, Ontario; Description of the system, which employs a cadre of on-call community physicians to screen prisoner injuries by telephone; Assertion that the system might prove useful at other hospitals serving prison populations.


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