Acute Trauma Index (PATH Index) (ATI)

  • D. John Doyle

Abstract

The Acute Trauma Index is based on patient admission values of systolic blood pressure (P), arterial pH (A), prothrombin time (T), and blood hematocrit (H). All these change soon after trauma and provide a means of patient characterization at the time of hospital admission. A large Acute Trauma Index corresponds to an increased likelihood of patient death.

Keywords

Prothrombin Doyle 

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Reference

  1. 1.
    Sacco WJ, et al: Trauma indices. Comput Biol Med 1977; 7: 9–20.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. John Doyle
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  1. 1.Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Department of AnaesthesiaUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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