Accession Number : AD0765429

Title :   A Prognostic Index in Critical Care Medicine.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Sep 72-Apr 73,

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Sacco,William J. ; Cowley,R. Adams ; Champion,Howard R. ; Copes,Wayne S. ; Gill,William

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The report introduces the concept of Euclidean distance to evaluate a trauma patient's clinical status. The notion of derangement or distance from normality has long been a guide for clinicians to evaluate a patient's condition. The concept is formalized and applied as a quantitative index of the severity of injury. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WOUNDS AND INJURIES, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE)), NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, PREDICTIONS, THERAPY, RECOVERY, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL)

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE