Children Younger Than 18 Years Treated for Nonfatal Burns in US Emergency Departments

  title={Children Younger Than 18 Years Treated for Nonfatal Burns in US Emergency Departments},
  author={Meghan Mitchell and Sandhya Kistamgari and Thitphalak Chounthirath and Lara B. McKenzie and Gary A. Smith},
  journal={Clinical Pediatrics},
  pages={34 - 44}
This study investigated children <18 years old treated for burns in United States (US) emergency departments from 1990 to 2014 using data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. There were 2 548 971 children treated for burns during the study period, averaging 101 959 annually. The number and rate of burns decreased by 30.0% and 38.9%, respectively, (both P < .001) during the study. Most patients (58.4%) were boys, 64.0% were <6 years old, and 7.4% were admitted to the hospital… 

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