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Glasgow Outcome Scale

Purpose:

To predict the outcome of coma at 24 hours, based on clinical signs.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

S00-S09

Description:

Severe head injury is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. The Glasgow Outcome Scale is one of several ways of measuring the outcome after head injury. Extended (8 categories) and contracted (2 or 3) variations exist.

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