Triage categories 2018-02-27T23:33:15+00:00

Triage categories

Queensland Health criteria for the allocation of clinical urgency categories

Category 1:

  • Appointment within thirty (30) days is desirable ; AND
  • Condition will require more complex or emergent care if assessment is delayed; AND
  • Condition will have significant impact on quality of life if care is delayed beyond thirty (30) days.

Category 2:

  • Appointment within ninety (90) days is desirable; AND
  • Condition has potential to require more complex care if assessment is delayed; AND
  • Condition has the potential to have some impact on quality of life if care is delayed beyond ninety (90) days.

Category 3

  • Appointment within 365 days desirable; AND
  • Condition is unlikely to deteriorate quickly; AND
  • Condition is unlikely to require more complex care if assessment is delayed beyond 365 days.