A comparison of five simplified scales to the out-of-hospital Glasgow Coma Scale for the prediction of traumatic brain injury outcomes.

@article{Gill2006ACO,
  title={A comparison of five simplified scales to the out-of-hospital Glasgow Coma Scale for the prediction of traumatic brain injury outcomes.},
  author={Michelle R Gill and Robert Steele and Ryan Windemuth and Steven M Green},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 9},
  pages={968-73}
}
BACKGROUND The 15-point Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) frequently is used in the initial evaluation of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in out-of-hospital settings. We hypothesized that the GCS might be unnecessarily complex for out-of-hospital use. OBJECTIVES To assess whether a simpler scoring system might demonstrate similar accuracy in the prediction of TBI outcomes. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of a trauma registry consisting of patients evaluated at our Level 1 trauma center… CONTINUE READING
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