The prognosis of the outcome of comatose states

Resuscitation. 1980 Dec;8(4):243-55. doi: 10.1016/s0300-9572(80)80005-0.


Fifty different signs of coma are considered, and the twelve most important have been used to score the degree and progress of patients in coma, together with brain stem evoked responses. The inclusion of brain stem signs and symptoms is considered to be an important new element in this classification.

MeSH terms

  • Coma / classification*
  • Coma / physiopathology
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Prognosis