(tree-AHZH) [French: sorting] The process at any scene of disaster—battlefield, earthquake site, hospital emergency room—by which medical personnel decide which victims have the greatest chance of survival if treated promptly. Many modern hospitals have a triage office at the entrance to the emergency room.
   It is hoped that triage will be done by the most experienced clinician available.

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  • triage — 1727, action of assorting according to quality, from Fr. triage a picking out, sorting, from O.Fr. trier to pick, cull (see TRY (Cf. try)). There seems to be some influence from or convergence with L. tria three (e.g. triage for coffee beans of… …   Etymology dictionary

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