Abbreviated Injury Scale
The Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) is an anatomical scoring system first introduced in 1969. It has been revised and updated against survival data so that it now provides a reasonably accurate way of ranking the severity of injury.
AIS scores and their definition of injury severity
References and Readings
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