Does This Patient Need to Be Evaluated Today?: Designing a Guideline-Driven Triage Process to Determine the Timing of Care for Adults with Respiratory Infection Symptoms
Abstract:Which critical clinical factors would be sufficient by themselves to mandate same-day care? The authors describe and report results for one approach for developing clinically detailed screening guidelines to help determine the optimal timing of care for patients with common respiratory infection complaints.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 2000
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