The counterintuitive effect of multiple injuries in severity scoring: a simple variable improves the predictive ability of NISS

@inproceedings{Bartolomeo2011TheCE,
  title={The counterintuitive effect of multiple injuries in severity scoring: a simple variable improves the predictive ability of NISS},
  author={Stefano Di Bartolomeo and Chiara Ventura and Massimiliano Marino and Francesca Valent and Susanna Trombetti and Rossana De Palma},
  booktitle={Scandinavian journal of trauma, resuscitation and emergency medicine},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Injury scoring is important to formulate prognoses for trauma patients. Although scores based on empirical estimation allow for better prediction, those based on expert consensus, e.g. the New Injury Severity Score (NISS) are widely used. We describe how the addition of a variable quantifying the number of injuries improves the ability of NISS to predict mortality. METHODS We analyzed 2488 injury cases included into the trauma registry of the Italian region Emilia-Romagna in 2006… CONTINUE READING

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