THE ABBREVIATED INJURY SCALE. 1980 REVISION

AIS-80 (Abbreviated Injury Scale, Rev. 1980) is the first revision of the motor vehicle injury rating since AID-76. An introductory section discusses the history of the AIS, fundamental changes in this revision, assessment of multiple injuries, anatomic locating system, sources of injury diagnoses, and the physician's role in injury scaling. Significant revisions during 1978-1979 include those in the area of brain injuries. The injury scaling dictionary contains an index, and sections on external (skin/muscles), head (bony skull and brain, ear, eye, face); neck (including throat); thorax (chest); abdomen and pelvic contents; spine; and extremities, including bony pelvis. Each section lists the individual types of injuries and assigns them a severity rating from AIS 1 (minor) to AIS 6 (maximum injury virtually unsurvivable), and AIS 9 for unknown injuries.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Association for Automotive Medicine

    Committee on Injury Scaling, P.O. Box 222
    Morton Grove, IL  United States  60053
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 61 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392289
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-028 891
  • Files: HSL, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1985 12:00AM