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Pediatric Relative Head Injury Severity Scale (RHISS)

Purpose:

To classify a pediatric trauma patient based on closed head injury using the relative head injury scale (RHISS).

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

S06

Description:

The Relative Head Injury Severity Scale (RHISS) can be used to classify a pediatric patient with closed head injury. The scale is based on the relevant ICD-9 codes at the time of hospital discharge.

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