The injury severity score: a method for describing patients with multiple injuries and evaluating emergency care.

@article{Baker1974TheIS,
  title={The injury severity score: a method for describing patients with multiple injuries and evaluating emergency care.},
  author={Susan Pardee Baker and B O'Neill and Jr. William Haddon and William B. Long},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1974},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={
          187-96
        }
}
A method for comparing death rates of groups of injured persons was developed, using hospital and medical examiner data for more than two thousand persons. The first step was determination of the extent to which injury severity as rated by the Abbreviated Injury Scale correlates with patient survival. Substantial correlation was demonstrated. Controlling for severity of the primary injury made it possible to measure the effect on mortality of additional injuries. Injuries that in themselves… CONTINUE READING

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