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Burns in Israel, comparative study: Demographic, etiologic and clinical trends 1997-2003 vs. 2004-2010


Harats, M and Peleg, K and Givon, A and Kornhaber, R and Godor, M and Jaeger, M and Haik, J, Burns in Israel, comparative study: Demographic, etiologic and clinical trends 1997-2003 vs. 2004-2010, Burns, 42, (3) pp. 500-507. ISSN 0305-4179 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2015 Elsevier Ltd and ISBI

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.burns.2015.05.023


Objectives: To review hospitalised burn patients from 2004 to 2010 admitted to Israeli burn units and compare these result with data from 1997 to 2003.

Methods: Retrospectively, data was collected from the Israeli Trauma Registry (ITR) encompassing all burn admissions to Israeli burn units from 2004-2010 and compared to 1997-2003.

Results: Of the 5269 burn patients admitted from 2004 to 2010, 39.8% were non-Jewish. Infants under two years were the prominent age group (24.1%). Second to third degree burns 19% TBSA/first degree burns were 71%, second to third degree burns 1019% TBSA were 16% and those 20% > TBSA consisted of 13%. Only 2.7% involved an inhalation injury. The average length of stay was 11.67 days and mortality rate 3.72%. All data was compared to the previous year's 19972003 and trends were identified.

Conclusions: Within Israel, high risk populations remain infants under two years of age, males and those from non-Jewish populations. National prevention strategies and campaigns are warranted to inform and educated parents of young children and those at risk of burns. Of note, advances in burn care and procedures might have contributed to a decrease in the length of hospital stay (LOS).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:epidemiology, burns, Israel, clinical trends, risk groups, demographics, aetiology, trends
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health services and systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Injury prevention and control
UTAS Author:Kornhaber, R (Dr Rachel Kornhaber)
ID Code:109000
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-05-17
Last Modified:2018-03-29

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