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released: 15 Jun 2009 author: Henley G & Harrison J

AIHW National Injury Surveillance Unit (NISU) uses a method to distinguish 'high threat to life' injuries from less serious injuries in some publications. The method is called the ICD-based Injury Severity Scaling (ICISS). This technical report documents a revision and update to the method.

ISSN 1444-778X; ISBN 978 1 74024 887 7; Cat. no. INJCAT 126; 21pp.; INTERNET ONLY

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso page
    • Contents
  • Body section
    1. Introduction
    2. Methods
      • 2.1 Data sources
      • 2.2 Case definition
      • 2.3 ICISS
      • 2.4 Comorbidity index
      • 2.5 Statistical analysis
    3. Models including only age as a co-predictor
      • 3.1 Multiplicative model
      • 3.2 Worst injury model
      • 3.3 Hybrid models
        • 3.3.1 Method 1
        • 3.3.2 Method 2
      • 3.4 Results
    4. Models including only comorbidity as a co-predictor
      • 4.1 Multiplicative model
      • 4.2 Worst injury model
      • 4.3 Results
    5. Models including age and comorbidity as co-predictors
      • 5.1 Multiplicative model
      • 5.2 Worst injury model
      • 5.3 Hybrid models
      • 5.4 Results
    6. Discussion
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • A1: Inclusion of same-day cases
      • A2: Charlson to ICD-10-AM map
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

Henley G & Harrison J 2009. Injury severity scaling: a comparison of methods for measurement of injury severity. Injury technical paper series no. 10. Cat. no. INJCAT 126. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 24 April 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468250>.