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THE TRAUMA AUDIT AND RESEARCH NETWORK

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2Years of Severe Injury in Children (ISS > 15)

Injury Type (AIS 3+)*

Anatomical injury location

Number of patients with this injury (%)

Severe head injury is present in a large proportion of severely injured children, emphasising the importance of

neurointensive and neurosurgical care within the Trauma Networks.

*The severity of an injury can be described using the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) score.The score can range from 1

(minor) to 6 (fatal). AIS 3+ describes injuries that are severe.

**AIS 3+ injuries in multiple body regions

3+ Head

1,122 (74.2%)

3+ Thoracic

306 (20.2%)

3+ Abdominal

197 (13%)

3+ Limb / Pelvis

172 (11.4%)

Polytrauma**

106 (7%)

3+ Spinal

71 (4.7%)

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3+ Head Injury

3+ Thoracic Injury

3+ Abdominal

3+ Limb/Pelvis

Polytrauma

3+ Spinal Injury

Injury

Injury

Percentage of patients

2013 & 2014

2012