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The increased demand for secondary healthcare services has led to overflow in emergency departments and acute medical units throughout the world. And, as all patients therefore cannot be seen at once, most departments have introduced triage by experienced nurses at arrival. Triage is meant to predict time to be seen by a qualified healthcare professional and not - necessarily - to predict outcome.