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dc.contributor.authorWasiak, Jasonen_US
dc.contributor.authorSpinks, Annelieseen_US
dc.contributor.authorAshby, Karenen_US
dc.contributor.authorClapperton, Angelaen_US
dc.contributor.authorCleland, Heatheren_US
dc.contributor.authorGabbe, Belindaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:47:16Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:47:16Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-06-15T05:30:58Z
dc.identifier.issn03054179en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.burns.2009.04.016en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30675
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: To describe presentation characteristics of burn leading to death or hospital treatment (i.e. inpatient admissions and emergency department [ED] presentations) across the state of Victoria, Australia, for the years 2000-2006 inclusive. METHODS: Data were provided by the Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit (VISU) from three different datasets pertaining to burn deaths, hospital inpatient admissions and non-admitted ED presentations. Population estimates were derived from census data provided by Australian Bureau of Statistics. RESULTS: During the 7-year period, 178 people died and 36,430 were treated for non-fatal burn injury, comprising 7543 hospital admissions and 28,887 non-admitted ED presentations. Males, children aged less than 5 years of age, and the elderly (> or =65 years of age) were at the highest risk of injury. Contact with heat and hot substances represented the major aetiological factor contributing to thermal injuries accounting for 64% of all hospital admissions and 90% of ED presentations. Temporal trends indicate no change in the population rate of burn deaths or hospital admissions during the study period. CONCLUSIONS: ED presentations and hospital admissions and deaths have remained the same over this study period, but rates of burn remain high in males, children and the elderly. This could be due to variations in the implementation of government prevention and control programs and the divergence in efficient treatments and clinical practices amongst hospital care providers. Therefore, educational efforts for prevention should be the keystone to minimise the incidence of burns.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03054179en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1124en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1132en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue8en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBurnsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume35en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEpidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111706en_US
dc.titleThe epidemiology of burn injuries in an Australian setting, 2000–2006en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Elsevier Ltd and the International Society for Burn Injuries (ISBI). This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
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