Measures of injury severity in childhood

T F Beattie, C E Currie, J M Williams, P Wright

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Abstract

Many different methods for assessing injury severity have appeared in the literature. This paper discusses the commonly used measures, many of which are subjective and depend on clinical practice or sociological factors. Even if apparently objective measures are used their appropriateness for use in children is questionable. Particular problems occur with scoring or categorising events such as poisoning, choking, and near drowning. Researchers need to reach a consensus on injury severity reporting to ensure comparability between studies and programs for injury prevention.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-231
Number of pages4
JournalInjury Prevention
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1998

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Keywords

  • injury severity
  • severity scoring
  • childhood injuries

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Beattie, T. F., Currie, C. E., Williams, J. M., & Wright, P. (1998). Measures of injury severity in childhood. Injury Prevention, 4(3), 228-231. https://doi.org/10.1136/ip.4.3.228
Beattie, T F ; Currie, C E ; Williams, J M ; Wright, P. / Measures of injury severity in childhood. In: Injury Prevention. 1998 ; Vol. 4, No. 3. pp. 228-231.
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