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Table 3 Mechanism of Injury Only – Simon et al [19]

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

Criteria Patients
n
Severe
Injury
Sensitivity
%
Specificity
%
Rollover 59 15 25 59
Head-on > 30 mph (48 km/h) 130 50 38 61
Ejected 11 5 45 62
Intrusion 130 53 41 63
Prolonged extrication 17 11 65 63
  1. Severe Injury is any one of the following criteria: hypotension; urgent interventions in the trauma room (airway control, chest tube, transfusion, diagnostic peritoneal lavage, central venous catheter or venous cutdown); transfer to ICU or OR; and an ISS > 5.