Clinical prospective injury severity scoring: when is it accurate?

  title={Clinical prospective injury severity scoring: when is it accurate?},
  author={Ian D Civil and Charles William Schwab},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={29 5},
The development of Condensed Abbreviated Injury Scaling (CAIS) charts (based on AIS-85) has allowed the development of a method to perform early prospective clinical injury scoring (ISS). This information, when available within hours of admission, has allowed an awareness of the magnitude of injuries and creates an appropriate atmosphere for clinical management. In addition, ISS may be used as a rough guide to length of stay and the cost of care for the trauma patient. Three hundred thirty… CONTINUE READING