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RUN-PC Triage Tool Calculator

Responding to Urgency of Need in Palliative Care


Please read the User Manual before using this calculator.

In the case of a suspected or impending medical emergency (eg spinal cord compression, SVC obstruction, airway obstruction, seizures, acute bleeding) or psychiatric emergency (eg agitated delirium, suicidality), discuss with a senior clinician immediately, regardless of score.

NB: A score of zero indicates low urgency rather than the referral being inappropriate for specialist palliative care and a high score may not always mean that the client is appropriate for specialist palliative care. Triage officers should continue to assess appropriateness and eligibility as a separate decision as per their local protocols.

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