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Prognostic Score of Ong et al for Predicting Poor Outcome After Pediatric Head Injury

Purpose:

To identify children with severe head injury who are likely to have poor outcome using the prognostic equation of Ong et al.

Specialty:

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

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

T90, S09

Description:

Ong et al developed an equation for predicting neurologic outcome in children after head injury using logistic regression. This can help identify children who are likely to have a poor outcome and who may require more aggressive management. The authors are from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

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