THE ABBREVIATED INJURY SCALE (1975 REVISION)
The publication of the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) in 1971 was an important event in the long history of man's attempts to develop scientifically acceptable criteria for identifying the severity of injuries. Until then, no single comprehensive system for rating tissue damage existed that was acceptable to both physicians and engineers, as well as to other researchers involved in automotive crash investigation. A number of systems (2-10) had been developed over the years for specific purposes or by specific groups, but none encompassed the overall needs of in-depth automotive crash investigation. The development of the AIS was a milestone in this field, and has been adopted by the multidisciplinary accident investigation (MDAI) teams established by the U.S. Department of Transportation and by crash investigators worldwide.
- Proceedings of the 19th Conference.
American Association for Automotive Medicine801 Green Bay Road
Lake Bluff, IL United States 60044
- Huelke, D F
- 19th Annual Conference of the American Association for Automotive Medicine
- Date: 1975-11-0 to 1975-11-0
- Publication Date: 1975
- Features: References; Tables;
- Pagination: 29 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash investigation; Crash severity; Engineers; Injuries; Multidisciplinary teams; Physicians
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00132045
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM