Classifying trauma severity based on hospital discharge diagnoses. Validation of an ICD-9CM to AIS-85 conversion table.

@article{Mackenzie1989ClassifyingTS,
  title={Classifying trauma severity based on hospital discharge diagnoses. Validation of an ICD-9CM to AIS-85 conversion table.},
  author={Ellen J. Mackenzie and Donald M. Steinwachs and B S Shankar},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={1989},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={412-22}
}
This report describes the development and validation of a computerized system for converting ICD-9CM rubrics to Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) scores. In collaboration with the Committee on Injury Scaling of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, AIS-85 scores were assigned to 2,062 injury-related ICD-9CM rubrics. To validate the conversion table, AIS and Injury Severity Scores (ISS), derived using the conversion, were compared with those obtained by reviewing the complete… CONTINUE READING

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