The injury scale--a valuable tool for forensic documentation of trauma.

@article{Sharma2005TheIS,
  title={The injury scale--a valuable tool for forensic documentation of trauma.},
  author={Bhuwan Sharma},
  journal={Journal of clinical forensic medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={
          21-8
        }
}
  • Bhuwan Sharma
  • Published in Journal of clinical forensic medicine 2005
An accurate method for quantitatively summarizing injury severity has many potential applications. The ability to predict outcome from trauma (i.e., mortality) is perhaps the most fundamental use of injury severity scoring, a use that arises from the patient's and the family's desires to know the prognosis. Field trauma scoring also is used to facilitate rational pre-hospital triage decisions, thereby minimizing the time from injury occurrence to definitive management. Another use of trauma… CONTINUE READING
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