Usage of the AIS since 1969 revealed a need to refine the overall AIS rating, to examine mathematical methods for determining the overall injury rating, to eliminate AIS codes based on death, to develop a body-region listing and a comprehensive alphabetized listing, and to revise and reclassify a few codings. An ad hoc committee was appointed to perform these tasks. One significant change in the AIS, dropping of the "fatal" codes, is discussed, along with several minor changes. A definition and discussion of the overall AIS is presented. The Injury Severity Score (ISS) is proposed as a possible means of computing the overall rating, but continued use of the AIS is recommended for the immediate future. A listing of the AIS by body regions is included, as well as a comprehensive alphabetized listing, developed by the American Medical Association, of injury diagnoses.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Association for Automotive Medicine

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  • Authors:
    • STATES, J D
    • Heulke, D F
    • Hames, L N
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 27 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 18

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081281
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-047-1-063, DOT-HS-031-2-303, DOT-FH-11-7526
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM