Trauma Scoring systems

McEvoy, Suzanne & Walker, Sue M. (2004) Trauma Scoring systems. In McClure, Roderick, Stevenson, Mark, & McEvoy, Suzanne (Eds.) The Scientific Basis of Injury Prevention and Control. IP Communications, Melbourne, pp. 62-74.


Numerous trauma scoring systems have been developed over the last forty years to describe injury severity and predict the probability of survival and, to a lesser extent, the degree of residual impairment that may result from such injuries. The important features of trauma scoring systems are utility (how useful is the scroing system?), validity (does the scoring system measure what it purports to measure?), reliability (is the information collected reproducible under identical circumstances?) and discriminating capacity (how sensitive is the scoring system at detecting differences?).

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ID Code: 13607
Item Type: Book Chapter
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ISBN: 0957861796
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) (111711)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Research Centres > National Centre for Health Information Research & Training
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 IP Communications
Deposited On: 22 May 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:06

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