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Simplified Scoring System of Donohue et al for Predicting 1 Year Mortality in an Elderly Patient with Significant Head Injury

Purpose:

To evaluate an elderly patient with a significant head injury using the simplified scoring system of Donohue et al.

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:

Donohue et al developed a simplified scoring system for predicting 1 year mortality in an elderly patient following significant head injury. The authors are from the Maine Medical Center in Portland and the Harvard Injury Control Research Center in Boston.

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