1990-10-01

Application of the Injury Cost Scale (ICS) to Mercedes-Benz Accident Data 902331

As a supplement to officially published government accident statistics since 1969 Mercedes-Benz has been systematically investigating automobile accidents involving injured occupants in Mercedes-Benz cars.
Typically our accident data has been analysed using the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS). This paper will describe the first application of the new Injury Cost Scale (ICS), published at the AAAM-conference 1989, to our real world accident data. A comparison for the handling of multiple injuries will be provided taking into account on the one hand only the most expensive injury and on the other hand each injury. The first experiences in the application of the ICS will be discussed. The ICS is intended as supplemental to the AIS.

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