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Table 2 Final list of criteria related to the victim’s health

From: Priority setting in the Brazilian emergency medical service: a multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA)

Dimension Criteria Description Scale
Criteria related to the victim’s health Airways and oxygenation The victim breathes normally, does not breathe or has a loud or altered breathing. This has a direct impact on the victim’s health They’re on a verbal scale, ranging from one to four. Where 1 stands for Unhurt, and 4 Severe (Unhurt, Small, Medium and Severe). A higher value is preferable to a lower value. (Maximization)
State of consciousness The victim seems normal, confused, unconscious, had a seizure or loosened sphincters
Pulse Investigation of the victim’s pulse, the doctor wants to investigate if it’s normal, fast, slow or non existent
Airways and oxygenation The victim breathes normally, does not breathe or has a loud or altered breathing. This has a direct impact on the victim’s health
Trauma The doctor wants to know if there’s visible bleeding, body deformity, burns, incarceration or confinement
Victim’s health history Historical data of the ailment, recurrence, hereditary diseases, or any other information that might contribute to the treatment