Journal article

Development and interrater reliability of the UK Mental Health Triage Scale

Natisha Sands, Stephen Elsom, Robert Colgate, Helen Haylor, Roshani Prematunga

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING | WILEY | Published : 2016

Abstract

Mental health triage scales are clinical tools used at point of entry to specialist mental health service to provide a systematic way of categorizing the urgency of clinical presentations, and determining an appropriate service response and an optimal timeframe for intervention. The aim of the present study was to test the interrater reliability of a mental health triage scale developed for use in UK mental health triage and crisis services. An interrater reliability study was undertaken. Triage clinicians from England and Wales (n = 66) used the UK Mental Health Triage Scale (UK MHTS) to rate the urgency of 21 validated mental health triage scenarios derived from real occasions of triage. I..

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