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a rating, usually expressed numerically, based on specific achievement or the degree to which certain qualities are manifest.
APACHE score (acute physiological assessment and chronic health evaluation) a widely used method for assessing severity of illness in acutely ill patients in intensive care units, taking into account a variety of routine physiological parameters.
Apgar score a numerical expression of an infant's condition at birth, based on heart rate, respiratory effort, muscle tone, reflex irritability, and color; see also apgar score.
Bishop score a score for estimating the prospects of induction of labor, arrived at by evaluating the extent of cervical dilatation, effacement, the station of the fetal head, consistency of the cervix, and the cervical position in relation to the vaginal axis.
Silverman-Andersen score a system for evaluating the breathing of premature infants; see also Silverman-Andersen score.
stroke score any of various scoring systems that seek to characterize a patient's clinical state following a stroke.
trauma score a rating system used in the evaluation of patients with traumatic injury. Scores range from 1 to 15, with lower scores being associated with higher mortality rates.

trauma score

Emergency medicine An index measuring systolic BP, respiratory rate, lung expansion, capillary refill, eye opening, verbal and motor responses, placing them on a scale of 2 to 16. Cf Injury Severity Score.

trau·ma score

(traw'mă skōr)
A numeric calculation, based on the sum of a number of physiologic parameters, assigned to a trauma patient as a means of predicting outcome.


a wound or injury, especially damage produced by external force, e.g. surgical operation, impact, blunt instrument.

birth trauma
an injury to the fetus during the process of being born.
trauma score
a numerical assessment of injuries suffered as a result of trauma. Several systems are used, including the Glasgow Coma Scale and the Revised Trauma Score.
self-inflicted trauma
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This subgroup consisted of subjects with a transgenerational trauma score of 3 or more, the effect being most prominent in the first run (p < .
The second parameter, the Revised Trauma Score (RTS), combines coded values of respiratory rate, systolic blood pressure and Glasgow coma scale to provide the extent of physiological derangement as a result of trauma.
Total trauma score indicated high correlation to all trauma subscales, with a range from .
A Progress Report on the Trauma Score in Predicting a Fatal Outcome.
The researchers wanted to know whether a system called the ocular trauma score (OTS), developed for use with non-combat eye trauma by Ferenc Kuhn, MD, was applicable to soldiers' eye injuries.
The following information was collected for each patient: demographics, time of accident, methods of resuscitation used by paramedics at the scene, time of arrival at hospital, details of management in the hospital resuscitation area (physical examination, laboratory and radiological results, fluid administered, medication administered, procedures), Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score, Injury Severity Score (ISS), Trauma Injury Severity Score (TRISS), Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation Score (APACHE II) and Revised Trauma Score.
Based on work by Gould et al20, we allocated a surgical trauma score of 0 for minor procedures, 1 for intermediate and 2 for major procedures.

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