Table 3

Comparison between versions I and II of MTS, concerning the patients triaged and hospital admission

MTS version I*MTS version II†p ValueORCI
TriagedHigh acuity/priority82 068 (25.9%)3565 (15.1%)<0.00011.971.90 to 2.04
Low acuity/priority234 554 (74.1%)20 050 (84.9%)
AdmittedHigh acuity/priority18 285 (22.3%)485 (12.8%)<0.00011.631.43 to 1.84
Low acuity/priority12 464 (5.31%)535 (2.67%)
  • Note: the number of triaged patients do not account for patients triaged as white.

  • *January 2004 till June 2007.

  • †Data from 11 July till 13 October 2011.

  • MTS, Manchester Triage System.