More Information: For Committee Opinion #667—Hospital-Based Triage of Obstetric Patients

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has identified the following resources that may be helpful for ob-gyns, other health care providers, and patients on topics related to Committee Opinion #667 “Hospital-Based Triage of Obstetric Patients.” These materials are for information purposes only and are no meant to be comprehensive. Referral to these resources does not imply ACOG’s endorsement of the organization, the organization’s website, or the content of the resource. The resources may change without notice.

External Resources

The Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services provide the full text of this US law, which ensures public access to emergency services regardless of ability to pay, and provides links to related materials.

Implementing an obstetric triage acuity scale: interrater reliability and patient flow analysis, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
This article measures the interrater reliability and validity of the Obstetric Triage Acuity Scale (OTAS), an obstetric triage algorithm developed by the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians. The study also determines the distribution of patient acuity and flow by OTAS level.

Maternal Fetal Triage Index (MFTI), Association of Women’s Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
AWHONN’s validated tool provides a standardized approach to obstetric triage.

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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