abbreviated injury scale


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Abbreviated Injury Scale

A scoring system for rating the survivability of a single traumatic injury, which is based on physical examination, operative reports, and autopsy results. First reported in 1969 and most recently revised in 2008, AIS Codes range from 0 (not injured) to 6 (maximum, often lethal); an AIS Code of 9 is used when the severity of the injury is not specified.

abbreviated injury scale

Emergency medicine A numerical scoring system for rating organ damage sustained during trauma, which is based on physical examination, operative reports, and autopsy results. See Injury Severity Score.
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Abbreviations: AIS = Abbreviated Injury Scale, CHAMPS = Career History Archival Medical and Personnel System, CI = confidence interval, EMED = Expeditionary Medical Encounter Database, ICD-9 = International Classification of Diseases9th Revision, IED = improvised explosive device, ISS = Injury Severity Score, MTF = medical treatment facility, NHRC = Naval Health Research Center, OEF = Operation Enduring Freedom, OIF = Operation Iraqi Freedom, OR = odds ratio, PTSD = posttraumatic stress disorder, RPG = rocket-propelled grenade, TBI = traumatic brain injury.
The International Statistical Classification of Disease and Health Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) and the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) are standardised classifications for coding burns injury (Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine 2008; Commonwealth of Australia 2008).
Parameters recorded included demographics, duration of time in general ward and in intensive care unit (ICU), diagnostic imaging, time of surgery and anaesthesia, quantity and type of blood products used, ambulance transport, haemodialysis, anatomical location and severity of the injury sustained, by means of the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS).
Operative and arteriographic patients had significantly higher liver Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) scores than did observed patients (3.
Clinical records are provided to NHRC, and professional coders review the records and assign codes using the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS); Injury Severity Score (ISS); and International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9CM) [18-20].
This assisted me in learning classification systems used in other industries such as the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS).

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