A study of energy-related injuries from hospital admissions among children and adults in South Africa.

@article{GevaartDurkin2014ASO,
  title={A study of energy-related injuries from hospital admissions among children and adults in South Africa.},
  author={A Gevaart-Durkin and Dehran Swart and Zohir Chowdhury},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  year={2014},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={1209-18}
}
INTRODUCTION Burn and ingestion injuries are common in developing countries because of poor access to safe energy sources, crowded living conditions, and insufficient knowledge of potential risks. The purpose of this study is to understand the scope of burn and ingestion injuries due to various energy source usages in South Africa. METHODS Patients at 16 regional hospitals throughout South Africa presenting with an energy-related injury between 2006 and 2012 were interviewed to obtain… CONTINUE READING

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