Abbreviated injury scaling of head injury as a prognostic tool for functional outcome

Steven E. Ross, Keith F. O'Malley, Sherman Stein, Claire M. Spettell, Gary Young

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The use of Abbreviated Injury Scaling for the head region (HAIS) was evaluated as a prognostic index of functional outcome in 503 consecutive patients with severe injury to the brain who survived initial resuscitation. Although a strong statistical relationship between HAIS and outcome as measured by the Glasgow Outcome Scale was demonstrated, its clinical usefulness is limited. HAIS may be most useful as a classifier for comparative studies of populations and for the evaluation of therapeutic modalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-185
Number of pages5
JournalAccident Analysis and Prevention
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Law

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