"Triage originated in World War I by French doctors treating the battlefield wounded at the aid stations behind the front. Much is owed to the work of Dominique Jean Larrey during the Napoleonic Wars. Until recently, triage results, whether performed by a paramedic or anyone else, were frequently a matter of the 'best guess', as opposed to any real or meaningful assessment.
At its most primitive, those responsible for the removal of the wounded from a battlefield or their care afterwards have divided victims into three categories:
Those who are likely to live, regardless of what care they receive; Those who are likely to die, regardless of what care they receive; Those for whom immediate care might make a positive difference in outcome."
Merci beaucoup, LeBOF, I had no idea, I was just making assumptions shoot me now.
ArEm, I thank you for your extensive research, which I like a lot.
This thought process came about when Rowan very kindly and extensively told me about the spsm versus not spam options in the Report Message system. She explained how it helpd her triage her inbox. Hmm, I thought, could that be biage instead, perahps, maybe?
I'll bet she wishes she'd have written "Oi, just tell us it's spam, you noodle!".
But perhaps there are three report categories in any case:
Decisions in relation to which MNHQ will be slaughtered, regardless of what they do Decisions in relation to which MNHQ will survive, regardless of what they do Decisions in relation to which immediate response might mean less post-traumatic MNHQ gin needs drinking.