The Abbreviated Injury Scale is well described: A letter to the Editor re: Loftis et al., "Evolution of the Abbreviated Injury Scale: 1990-2015".

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Summary of "The Abbreviated Injury Scale is well described: A letter to the Editor re: Loftis et al., "Evolution of the Abbreviated Injury Scale: 1990-2015"."

A recent study published in this journal has provided a description and summary of changes made to the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) through the 5 latest versions. However, there has already been a considerable body of related research published during the past decade.


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Name: Traffic injury prevention
ISSN: 1538-957X
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An anatomic severity scale based on the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) and developed specifically to score multiple traumatic injuries. It has been used as a predictor of mortality.

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Classification system for assessing impact injury severity developed and published by the American Association for Automotive Medicine. It is the system of choice for coding single injuries and is the foundation for methods assessing multiple injuries or for assessing cumulative effects of more than one injury. These include Maximum AIS (MAIS), Injury Severity Score (ISS), and Probability of Death Score (PODS).

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