Measurement Validity of Pediatric Emergency Department Rapid Triage
Excerpt: The study by Doyle et al1 concluded that “Implementing rapid triage and fast track guidelines can affect nurse-sensitive patient outcomes related to safety and care delivery in a pediatric emergency department,” but the support for the conclusions was weak because of 2 shortcomings: (1) the authors did not use a side-by-side control group, and (2) the findings can be explained by the Hawthorne effect.
Benner, Myron; and Glenn, L. Lee. 2012. Measurement Validity of Pediatric Emergency Department Rapid Triage. Journal of Emergency Nursing. Vol.38(5). 414. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jen.2012.05.020 ISSN: 1527-2966