Washington Hospital Center Medstar is listing Davies in “serious condition” following lengthy surgery this afternoon. What does “serious” mean? Below are the American Medical Association’s standard conditions, listed from least serious to most:
Undetermined: Patient awaiting physician and assessment.
Good: Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious and comfortable. Indicators are excellent.
Fair: Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious, but may be uncomfortable. Indicators are favorable.
Serious: Vital signs may be unstable and not within normal limits. Patient is acutely ill. Indicators are questionable.
Critical: Vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits. Patient may be unconscious. Indicators are unfavorable.
A hospital spokeswoman said Davies’s injuries were not life-threatening, and didn’t know how they would affect Davies’s playing career.