Burns and scalds--epidemiology and prevention in a developing country.

@article{Olaitan2005BurnsAS,
  title={Burns and scalds--epidemiology and prevention in a developing country.},
  author={P. B. Olaitan and J O Olaitan},
  journal={Nigerian journal of medicine : journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={9-16}
}
BACKGROUND Burns and scalds are common presentation to many of our health institutions. Most of these injuries are preventable. Many of the patients however end with severe morbidity or even death. People affected are mostly of poor socioeconomic status. The cost of managing these injuries is high. Coupled with this are poor facilities in most parts of the developing countries like Nigeria and insufficient personnel to take care of this group of people. Study of the epidemiology as well as… CONTINUE READING