The recent spike in dengue cases in Singapore brought to the foreground the need to triage dengue patients and stratify them for management by risk of complications. As of October 2013, Singapore has seen its highest number of dengue cases since 2005. However, this epidemic had not resulted in a hospital bed shortage crisis that was
experienced in 2005, where non-urgent medical/surgical procedures were postponed due to over-hospitalisation of dengue patients.
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