Abbreviated Injury Scale
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The Abbreviated Injury Scale has no synonyms. It is commonly known by its acronym (AIS), however, with versions noted by year, for example, AIS 2005
Injury Severity Scoring
Injury severity scoring systems are used to measure the impact of injury both in terms of physical damage and of response of the body to that damage. Anatomic scores describe the force applied to the body and indicate site of injury and extent of damage. Physiologic scores (discussed elsewhere) attempt to summarize the body’s response to injury (e.g., changes in blood pressure, respiratory rate, and responsiveness).
Injury severity scores are used to characterize injury severity and predict patient outcome; to aid health-care personnel in making triage and patient management decisions; in objective assessment of prehospital, trauma center, and trauma system care; and in clinical research, quality assurance/improvement, and resource allocation. Anatomic scores are used to compare injuries for the...
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