A bibliometric vision on triage in the emergency department

A bibliometric vision on triage


  • OMAY SORGUN University of Health Sciences Tepecik Training and Research Hospital




bibliometric methods, triage, emergency department


Introduction: Triage is an indispensable process in the emergency department. Bibliometrics and visual analysis were performed in this study to look at the hotspots and future prospects in triage research, with the aim of giving researchers some useful recommendations.

Methods: This study was based on bibliometric methods, which have two main uses: scientific analysis and mapping. The data retrieved on a single day, 15 June 2022. The search keywords, in the title, entered into the database were triage and emergency room or emergency department, and document type was article. From 1970 through 2021, the data were gathered from the Web of Science (WOS) Core Collection database. The retrieved data transferred to Excel 2010 and VOSviewer programs for further analyses.

Results: By searching for the title words in WOS database, firstly a total of 1538 publications were retrieved between 1970–2021. Of these documents, only articles were evaluated due to their high scientific value (n=999; 64.95%). The first article was published in 1970. There was a peak in the number of publications since 2000s. The highest number of publications published in the year 2021. The most prolific countries were the United States of America (USA) (n=317; 31.73%), Canada (n=87; 8.71%) and Australia (n=79; 7.91%). The most prolific institutions were the League of European Research Universities (LERU) (n=82; 8.21%), Harvard University (n=45; 4.51%) and the University of California system (n=34, 3.40%). Although Canadian publications had the most citations per article, the United States had the most publications and the highest H-Index.

Conclusions: This is the first bibliometric study to give comprehensive description on the published emergency triage literature. The number of papers on emergency triage has grown over time, however there have been few research in this area.


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How to Cite

SORGUN, O. (2023). A bibliometric vision on triage in the emergency department: A bibliometric vision on triage. Chronicles of Precision Medical Researchers, 4(2), 143–149. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8200982