Yes and No. Triage is used for what is called an MCI ( Mass Casualty Incident). There could be anywhere from 0 to hunderds of paients. Its used to cordinate resources , treatment , and transport of paients. In the end there maybe no one at all who even are injured just the potential that someone may be injured.sounds like the field hands knew what to do. doesn't triage generally imply that you do not have the resources so that everyone may survive? thereby suggesting that someone needs to die?.
You're correct there, Tecumseh. That's where it originated and it's simply prioritizing medical care when the need for medical intervention outweighs the "manpower" (or "womanpower" :grin available at the time to provide it.thanks for the explanation on triage.. which I think of as battle field medical strategy for some reason.