Elderly patients discharged home from the emergency department with minor burns.

@article{Ehrlich2005ElderlyPD,
  title={Elderly patients discharged home from the emergency department with minor burns.},
  author={Amy R. Ehrlich and Suruchii Kathpalia and Yael Boyarsky and Alan N Schechter and Polly E. Bijur},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  year={2005},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={
          717-20
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To describe the risk factors, etiology and referral patterns of elderly patients treated for minor burns in an urban emergency department (ED). METHODS A retrospective chart review was conducted of persons aged 65 years and older who were treated for a minor burn and discharged home from the ED. Medical records were reviewed for 77 burn patients that presented over a 6-year period. RESULTS Burn patients had significant co-morbid medical illness. The etiology of the burns was… CONTINUE READING

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