The aim of this study was to evaluate the overtriage rate among these patients.
Methods: we performed a retrospective analysis of 191 patients admitted for two years to our Emergency Department for trauma, red tag triaged; in 51 patients red tag was given only for the mechanism of injury.
Results: only 33,3% of patients with red tag for mechanism of injury risulted overtriaged. The remaining 66,7%, according to clinical evaluation, were found in critical conditions and attended to with emergency intensive care.
Conclusion: red tag triage for mechanism of injury has enabled better management of trauma patients.