An Anatomical Index in Blunt Trauma
Technical rept. Jul 1975-Feb 1976
EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The case histories of 2,135 patients with acute blunt trauma, consecutively admitted to a hospital over a 48-month period, were studied in attempt to produce an objective scale for the severity of injury. All injuries were coded using the Hospital Adaptation of International Classification of Disease H-ICDA prior to computer analysis. An effective probability of survival PE for each injury code was tested for its ability to predict outcome on random subsets of patients. When used as an injury score the PE can predict survival rates to within or - with individual misclassification rates of 12.
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