I don't have a problem with the way an emergency room conducts triage. What bothers me is how *long* everything seems to take! No results ever come back quickly, even when the condition is critical.
My mom had a mild stroke. She was able to activate her Lifeline and the ambulance got to her house a little after midnight. They saw her immediately, but it took hours to get the blood tests back. She was admitted, but they didn't have a room ready until nearly 5 a.m.! This was a weeknight, too.
I know it's a staffing issue. They just don't have enough people to get things done in a timely manner. And absolutely nothing wears you out like waiting in the emergency room. Nothing.