Comparison of four severity scores in patients with head trauma.

  title={Comparison of four severity scores in patients with head trauma.},
  author={Bettina Amb{\"u}hl Rocca and Claude Martin and Xavier Viviand and Philippe Bidet and H L Saint-Gilles and Annick Chevalier},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={29 3},
This study examines the performance of four severity scores in a group of 70 consecutive patients with head trauma, hospitalized in the same neurosurgical ICU. On day of admission to the ICU, data were collected from each patient to compute Acute Physiology Score (APS), Simplified Acute Physiology Score (SAPS), Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), and Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System (TISS). These four scores were statistically correlated with the outcome of patients. Results also indicate that GCS… CONTINUE READING