THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ISS AND NISS IN A SERIES OF TRAUMA PATIENTS IN BRAZIL

The difference between the Injury Severity Score (ISS) and the New Injury Severity Score (NISS) was determined for 1,533 inpatients consecutively admitted in 1998 in the Emergency Department of a University Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The average ISS was 12.49 +/- 12.72, and the average NISS was 16.99 +/- 17.60. The two predictive scores were identical in 47.75% of the patients and discrepant in 52.25%. In all cases of discrepant scores, the NISS was greater than the ISS. NISS identified significantly more (42.47%) major trauma patients (score >/= 16) than ISS (34.18%) (p < 0.001). For nonsurvivors the percentage of discrepant score was higher (75.68%) than for the survivors group (48.28%).

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  • Accession Number: 00964919
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 22 2003 12:00AM