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Table 5 Interobserver variability of MAIS according to ISS-anatomical region

From: Interobserver variability of injury severity assessment in polytrauma patients: does the anatomical region play a role?

Observers Head and necka Facea Thorax (including thoracic spine)a Abdomen (including visceral pelvis/lumbar spine)a Extremities (including osseous pelvis/shoulder girdle)a External (including skin/soft tissues)a
Overall 0.06 0 0.45 0.27 0.55 0.06
Specialty
 General surgery 0.05 − 0.03 0.47 0.44 0.46 − 0.02
 Orthopedic trauma surgery 0.04 0 0.45 0.21 0.59 0.07
  1. Statistical method of Krippendorff’s alpha (α) reliability coefficient: > 0.75 (excellent agreement beyond chance), 0.40–0.75 (fair-to-good agreement beyond chance) and < 0.40 (poor agreement beyond chance)
  2. MAIS: Maximum Abbreviated Injury Scale; ISS: Injury Severity Score
  3. a ISS anatomical region