Triage scoring systems, severity of illness measures, and mortality prediction models in pediatric trauma

James P Marcin, Murray M. Pollack

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Abstract

Trauma triage scores, severity of illness measures, and mortality prediction models quantitate severity of injury and stratify patients according to a specified outcome. Triage scoring systems are typically used to assist prehospital personnel determine which patients require trauma center care, but they are not recommended as the sole determinant of triage. Severity of illness measures and mortality prediction models are used in clinical and health services research for risk-adjusted outcomes analyses and institutional benchmarking. As clinicians and researchers, it is imperative that we be knowledgeable of the methodologies and applications of these scoring and risk prediction systems to ensure their quality and appropriate utilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCritical Care Medicine
Volume30
Issue number11 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002

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Keywords

  • Critical care
  • Decision support
  • Injury Severity Score
  • Intensive care
  • Mortality
  • Pediatric Risk of Mortality
  • Pediatrics
  • Prediction rules
  • Revised Trauma Score
  • Scoring systems
  • Severity of illness
  • Trauma
  • Triage

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  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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Triage scoring systems, severity of illness measures, and mortality prediction models in pediatric trauma. / Marcin, James P; Pollack, Murray M.

In: Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 30, No. 11 SUPPL., 01.11.2002.

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