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Table 7 Victorian major trauma criteria met using AIS98 and (mapped) AIS08.

From: Assessment of the effects and limitations of the 1998 to 2008 Abbreviated Injury Scale map using a large population-based dataset

  Criteria met using AIS98 (Projected) criteria met
using AIS08
Patientsa Incidence Patients Incidence
ISS >15 only 6204 40.1% 3528 27.5%
Both ISS >15 and other criteria 6615 42.8% 5410 42.3%
Non-ISS criteria only 2652 17.1% 3857 30.1%
Total major trauma patients 15471 100.0% 12795 100.0%
Projected decrease using
AIS08 (95% CI)
17.3% (16.7-17.9%)
Total ISS >15 patients 12819 82.3% 8938 69.9%
Projected decrease using
AIS08 (95% CI)
30.3% (29.5-31.1%)*
  1. * = Estimate includes 276 patients for whom an ISS could not be calculated in AIS08