Trauma Scores: Recent Advances

  • Samir M. Fakhry
  • Nadeem A. Khan


Trauma scoring systems were initially created for the purpose of field triage and to allow objective comparisons of trauma patient cohorts. Trauma scores have enabled researchers to compare different hospitals, regions, and practices in the delivery of their clinical services. These scoring systems have greatly advanced communication among trauma surgeons, health care workers and researchers by enabling them to interpret data in an objective, uniform, and consistent manner. Scoring systems are designed to enhance effective prehospital triage of trauma patients, organize and improve trauma system resource allocation and utilization, allow accurate comparison of different trauma populations, and serve as quality assurance filters in trauma patient care. Scoring systems may also have potential in the reimbursement arena as acuity adjustment tools.


Glasgow Coma Scale Injury Severity Score Abbreviate Injury Scale Revise Trauma Score Abbreviate Injury Scale Score 
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  • Samir M. Fakhry
  • Nadeem A. Khan

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