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TitleThe probability of death score: a measure of injury severity for use in planning and evaluating accident prevention
AuthorsSomers RL
Year1983
TypeJournal Article
AbstractThis paper presents a number of new analytic options in using injury severity as a criterion in planning and evaluatin g accident prevention. Procedures are outlined for using the

Abbreviated Injury Scale and the Probability of Death Score to describe injury severity in groups of trauma victims, to predict mortality and lost person years, to calculate activity risks and to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of prevention. Cautions in the use of the Abbreviated Injury Scale are discussed as are the comparative advantages of injury severity scaling versus injury outcome measures.

Journal TitleAccident Analysis & Prevention
Journal Volume (Issue)15(4)
Page Range259-266
Page Count8
Notesavailable from CASR library on request

Reference
Somers RL (1983) 'The probability of death score: a measure of injury severity for use in planning and evaluating accident prevention', Accident Analysis & Prevention, 15(4), pp 259-266.