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The Korean Journal of Emergency Medical Services 2021;25(3): 71-80.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14408/KJEMS.2021.25.3.071    Published online December 31, 2021.
한국형 중증도 분류도구를 이용한 구급차별 중증도 분석
포항대학교 응급구조과
Analysis of the Korean Triage and Acuity Scale by type of ambulance
Joung-Je Park 
Department of Emergency Medical Service, Pohang University
Correspondence  Joung-Je Park ,Tel: +82-54-245-1137, Fax: +82-54-252-1221, Email: jjp@pohang.ac.kr
Submitted: October 20, 2021  Accepted after revision: December 28, 2021
The purpose of this study is to investigate the characteristics and appropriateness of the Korean-type severity classification by ambulance based on the medical records of 43,561 emergency patients who were brought to the emergency medical center via ambulance between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2017.
This study analyzed the classification characteristics of the Korean severity classification tool by applying them to emergency patients who visited the emergency medical center.
As a result of the study first, among the categories of home hospitals according to the results of visits, “other,” “low consciousness,” and “dyspnea” in the order of 129 ambulances were statistically significantly higher. In the order of “low consciousness” and “trauma,” the “trauma” category was 5.3% higher than that of 129 ambulances.
Among the classification items, “others,” “low consciousness,” and “dyspnea” were significantly higher in the group of patients who boarded 129 ambulances, and “others,” “low consciousness,” and “traumatic” were significantly higher in the 119 ambulances.
Keywords: Korean triage and acuity scale, Overcrowding, Ambulance, Emergency medical center


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