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Definition of Abbreviated injury scale

Abbreviated injury scale Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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An integer scale developed by the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine to rate the severity of individual injuries. (NHTSA2)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
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The Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) is an anatomical-based coding system created by the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine to classify and describe the severity of injuries. It represents the threat to life associated with the injury rather than the comprehensive assessment of the severity of the injury. AIS is one of the most common anatomic scales for traumatic injuries. The first version of the scale was published in 1969 with major updates in 1976, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1998, 2005, and 2008.

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