Trauma scoring in A&E
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Trauma scoring in A&E

Lynne Dadley Major Trauma Outcome Study (MTOS) Project Co-ordinator for six trusts, The South west (United Bristol Healthcare Trust, Frenchay Healthcare Trust, Southmead Healthcare Trust, Gloucestershire Royal Healthcare Trust, Cheltenham Healthcare Trust, Taunton and Somerset Healthcare Trust) The Office base for the study is provided by Avon Health Authority to ensure the neutrality of the study

Lynne Dadley introduces the concept of trauma scoring

During recent years the term ‘trauma score’ has become commonplace in the everyday language of the A&E department. The idea of allocating a numerical score or code to the effects of injury was first developed in America in the 1960’s, and so it is not a new concept. Of what benefit are these scoring systems and how are they used?

Emergency Nurse. 6, 7, 15-17. doi: 10.7748/en1998.11.6.7.15.c1245

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