Comparison of alternative methods for assessing injury severity based on anatomic descriptors.

@article{Sacco1999ComparisonOA,
  title={Comparison of alternative methods for assessing injury severity based on anatomic descriptors.},
  author={William J. Sacco and Ellen J. Mackenzie and Howard R. Champion and Edward G Davis and Robert F Buckman},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1999},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={441-6; discussion 446-7}
}
BACKGROUND There is mounting confusion as to which anatomic scoring systems can be used to adequately control for trauma case mix when predicting patient survival. METHODS Several Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) and International Classification of Disease Clinical (ICD-9CM)-based methods of scoring severity were compared by using data from the Pennsylvania Trauma Outcome Study. By using a design dataset, the probability of survival was modeled as a function of each score or profile. Resulting… CONTINUE READING