The Pediatric Trauma Score as a predictor of injury severity: an objective assessment.


The ability of the Pediatric Trauma Score (P.T.S.) to predict injury severity and mortality was evaluated by analysis of its relationship with the Injury Severity Score (I.S.S.) of 615 children entered into the National Pediatric Trauma Registry (N.P.T.R.). Mean age was 8.2 years and mortality was 3.5%. Mean I.S.S. of survivors was 8.1 in comparison to 59.7… (More)


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