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TitleUse of the AIS in planning and evaluating accident prevention
AuthorsSomers RL
TypeConference Paper
AbstractThe AIS can be useful in reducing a complex pattern of injury to a set of numbers representing respectively the relative severity of each lesion sustained by an accident victim. The next issue to consider is how to use this set of numbers in a statistical analysis in order to elucidate one's research hypotheses. It is important to emphasise from the outset that there are no hard and fast rules governing AIS analysis. Different investigators prefer different techniques, and a given investigator might well vary his technique depending on the objectives of a particular study. The purpose of this presentation is to review briefly two common techniques of AIS analysis and then to demonstrate, using two real life examples, how these techniques have been employed to determine program priorities and to evaluate preventive programs. In presenting examples of past applications it is hoped that some general advantages, and disadvantages, of using severity scales will be highlighted.
PublisherChild Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia
Publisher CityMelbourne
SponsorChild Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia
Conference NameNational Workshop on Injury Severity Scaling Systems
Conference LocationAdelaide, Australia
Conference Date1-2 March 1984
Page Range13-21
Page Count9
Notesavailable from CASR library on request

Somers RL (1986). Use of the AIS in planning and evaluating accident prevention. National Workshop on Injury Severity Scaling Systems, (pp. 13-21). Melbourne: Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia.