Double coding and mapping using Abbreviated Injury Scale 1998 and 2005: Identifying issues for trauma data

Cameron Palmer, Louise Niggemeyer, Debra Charman

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The 2005 version of the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS05) potentially represents a significant change in injury spectrum classification, due to a substantial increase in the codeset size and alterations to the agreed severity of many injuries compared to the previous version (AIS98). Whilst many trauma registries around the world are moving to adopt AIS05 or its 2008 update (AIS08), its effect on patient classification in existing registries, and the optimum method of comparing existing data collections with new AIS05 collections are unknown. The present study aimed to assess the potential impact of adopting the AIS05 codeset in an established trauma system, and to identify issues associated with this change.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)948 - 954
Number of pages7
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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