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Where To Now? Triage tools and why A&E isn’t always the answer

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Wed, Jun 03, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

In recent years there has been much talk about waiting times in Emergency Rooms and Accident and Emergency. In the US, changes in the way healthcare is paid for means most hospitals do not want lots of people showing up inappropriately, and in the UK, there has been a 2.7% admission increase since last year. More patients and less staff means it’s extremely important to know where you can go to get the most appropriate help. The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) have even launched a campaign whyaande.nhs.uk to try and educate people on the different options available, and when each one is the best decision. The main categories the NHS offer are:

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Topics: symptom checkers, triage, emergency

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