CASR The University of Adelaide Australia
spacer
spacer

text zoom: S | M | L

Further Information Contact:

Centre for Automotive Safety Research
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
SA 5005 AUSTRALIA
Email
Location

Telephone: +61 8 8313 5997
Facsimile: +61 8 8232 4995

You are here: 

Publication Details

TitleThe probability of death score: an improvement of the injury severity score
AuthorsSomers RL
Year1983
TypeJournal Article
AbstractTwo large sets of data containing information on the injuries and survival status of traffic accident casualties were used to develop a summary injury score from the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS). The summary injury score, dubbed the Probability of Death Score (PODS), was based on a logistic regression model of the two highest AIS codes taken from a 19-category coding scheme. A third large set of trauma data was used to compare the statistical performance of the PODS to that of the Injury Severity Score (ISS). Several measures of predictive accuracy and goodness of fit demonstrated the relative advantage of the PODS over the ISS in characterizing the association between injury and death.
Journal TitleAccident Analysis & Prevention
Journal Volume (Issue)15(4)
Page Range247-257
Page Count11
NotesAvailable from CASR library on request

Reference
Somers RL (1983) 'The probability of death score: an improvement of the injury severity score', Accident Analysis & Prevention, 15(4), pp 247-257.