Accession Number : ADA111230


Title :   An Index of Trauma Severity Based on Multiattribute Utility: An Illustration of Complex Utility Modeling.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : WOODWARD-CLYDE CONSULTANTS SAN FRANCISCO CA DECISION ANALYSIS GROUP


Personal Author(s) : Fryback,Dennis G ; Keeney,Ralph L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a111230.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : An application of multiattribute utility assessment to scale the trauma severity of injuries to individuals is presented. Special attention is given to problems not usually present or reported in applications of the assessment techniques. These include nonmonotonic utility functions, strong dependencies among attributes, and the state dependence of trauma severity on age and existing diseases of the individual. The manner in which these complexities were addressed is indicated. (Author)


Descriptors :   *WOUNDS AND INJURIES , *TRAUMA , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , MODELS , DISEASES , SCALING FACTOR , CLASSIFICATION , INDEXES , RANKING


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE