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TitleNew ways to use the abbreviated injury scale: a guide to evaluating threat to life
AuthorsSomers RL
Year1983
TypeJournal Article
AbstractThe Abbreviated Injury Scale has suggested a new method of relating injury severity to loss of life. The new method is based on the Probability of Death Score which provides a routine means of assigning a specific probability of death to each trauma victim. The individual probabilities of death can be summed over a group to calculate the total expected deaths in the group. Likewise, the individual probabilities of death can be combined with standard demographic data to calculate expected person years lost. The expected deaths and person years lost in turn can be used to advantage in planning and evaluating programs of injury control and prevention.
Journal TitleAmerican Association for Automotive Medicine Quarterly Journal
Journal Volume (Issue)5
Page Range31-33
Page Count3
NotesAvailable from CASR library on request

Reference
Somers RL (1983) 'New ways to use the abbreviated injury scale: a guide to evaluating threat to life', American Association for Automotive Medicine Quarterly Journal, 5, pp 31-33.