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Table 1 Mechanism of Injury Only – Long et al [5]

From: Is mechanism of injury alone in the prehospital setting a predictor of major trauma – a review of the literature

Criteria Patients
n
ISS > 16 Sensitivity
%
Specificity
%
Structural intrusion into the patient's space 128 72 56 46
Motor vehicular accident with an extrication time of longer than 20 minutes 52 38 73 73
Patient ejected from the vehicle 82 53 65 65
Fall of 15 ft (4.6 m) or more 37 22 59 59
Other loss of life in the same vehicle compartment 25 21 84 84
Child less than 12 years of age struck by car 18 7 39 39
Pedestrian struck by vehicle and thrown 28 18 64 64