Improved survival rates of patients with multiple injuries have increased general interest in the quality of rehabilitation status after polytrauma. Due to the complex nature of multiple injuries, a special score is needed to evaluate the outcome after polytrauma. The aim of this study was to validate the Hannover Score for Polytrauma Outcome (HASPOC). One hundred seventy patients who had sustained multiple injuries were re-examined using the HASPOC 2 years after trauma. Results were correlated with the 12-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-12), a validated and established scoring system. The HASPOC was also correlated with clinical parameters predictive of poor outcome. Two control groups consisting of either patients after single injuries or healthy controls were also evaluated using the HASPOC. In the group of patients after multiple injuries, the HASPOC correlated with the SF-12 in injury severity and polytrauma scores, intubation period, hospital stay, and occurrence of injuries below the knee. Differences between healthy controls, patients after single injuries, and patients after multiple injuries were statistically significant when evaluated with the HASPOC. This statistical significance was not achieved using the SF-12. The HASPOC is a valid scoring system and useful for evaluating the rehabilitation status after polytrauma.
|Translated title of the contribution||Validation of the Hannover Score for Polytrauma Outcome (HASPOC) in a sample of 170 polytrauma patients and a comparison with the 12-Item Short-Form Health Survey|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2003|
- Multiple injuries
- Scoring system
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