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Rappaport Disability Rating Scale (DRS)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for disability after severe head injury using the Rappaport Disability Rating Scale (DRS).

Specialty:

Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Neurology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, disability and performance

ICD-10:

R40.2

Description:

Rappport et al developed a disability rating scale for patients who have had severe head injury with coma. This can help evaluate a patient's level of disability and monitor rehabilitation into the community. The authors are from the University of California in San Francisco and the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose.

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