The prehospital trauma triage system consisting of regional ambulance services and overarching availability of mobile medical teams, the level criteria for trauma centres and in-hospital care for trauma patients are well-organised in the Netherlands.- However, the quality of prehospital triage in the Netherlands is inadequate at the moment, with an average under-triage rate of more than 30%. There is, thus, much room for improvement in the quality of prehospital triage.- Research in this area is now taking off, partly because of the arrival of a new quality indicator from the Netherlands National Health Care Institute, which states that at least 90% of multiple-trauma patients should be primarily taken to a level 1 trauma centre.

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Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/103707
Series Surgery and Traumatology
Journal Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Citation
van Heijl, M, & den Hartog, D. (2017). Prehospitale triage bij traumapatiënten. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 161(0). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/103707