When i was i injured I was given a 13 on the Glascow Coma Scale (GCS). I have been doing some research and I have seen that some researchers have proposed breaking up the GCS scale and setting the cutoff for mild at ascore of 14-15. The score for a moderate tbi would be from 13-9.
First off, is there a way to ask that record be changed to reflect current medical research (see link at bottom for journal)? Secondly, is there any benefit to doing it?
Effect of the Modified Glasgow Coma Scale Score Criteria for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury on Mortality Prediction: Comparing Classic and Modified Glasgow Coma Scale Score Model Scores of 13
Jorge Humberto Mena, MD, Alvaro Ignacio Sanchez, MD, MS, Andres M. Rubiano, MD, Andrew B. Peitzman, MD, Jason L. Sperry, MD, Maria Isabel Gutierrez, MD, MSc, PhD, and Juan Carlos Puyana, MD The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) classifies Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) as Mild (14-15); Moderate (9-13) or Severe (3-8).