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Volume 2016, Article ID 5269815, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/5269815
Research Article

The Role Descriptions of Triage Nurse in Emergency Department: A Delphi Study

1Department of Emergency Medicine, Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad 9137913316, Iran
2Evidence-Based Caring Research Center, Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad 9137913199, Iran
3Research Center for Health Services Management, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman 7616913555, Iran
4Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Bam University of Medical Sciences, Khalije Fars Boulevard, Bam, Kerman 7661771967, Iran

Received 2 December 2015; Accepted 19 April 2016

Academic Editor: Toomas Timpka

Copyright © 2016 Mohsen Ebrahimi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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