Manchester Triage System
A popular patient triage system used to process millions of A&E (accident and emergency) patients/year in the UK, Europe and Australia.
It was devised by A&E nurses and doctors and designed to be logical, simple and reproducible.
The System sorts patients into 5 degrees of urgency, from immediate (0 wait time) to non-urgent (target, to be seen within 4 hours), initially streaming them into “majors” and “minors”. The System is said to be more reliable than the Emergency Severity Index.