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Triage flowchart for patients referred for a cardiology appointment from the emergency department (ED).

Triage flowchart for patients referred for a cardiology appointment from the emergency department (ED).

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Objective: To assess the impact of a triage system of emergency department (ED) referrals for outpatient cardiology appointments. Patient and methods: We implemented a triage system of ED referrals for outpatient cardiology appointments among patients with a cardiovascular chief complaint deemed safe to leave the ED but needing outpatient follow...

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... February 2015, the ED could no longer schedule patients directly onto the CV service schedule. Instead, ED requests for an outpatient CV appointment underwent a triage process (Figure 1). After dismissal from the ED, the CV consultation request was forwarded to the CV nursing team. ...

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