Epidemiology of children admitted to the Dutch burn centres. Changes in referral influence admittance rates in burn centres.

@article{Vloemans2011EpidemiologyOC,
  title={Epidemiology of children admitted to the Dutch burn centres. Changes in referral influence admittance rates in burn centres.},
  author={Adrianus Fredericus Petrus Maria Vloemans and Jan Dokter and Magriet E van Baar and Irma Nijhuis and Gerard I. J. M. Beerthuizen and Marianne K. Nieuwenhuis and Ernst C Kuijper and Esther Middelkoop},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  year={2011},
  volume={37 7},
  pages={1161-7}
}
BACKGROUND In the Beverwijk Burn Centre a remarkable rise has been noted in the number of paediatric admissions since 2000. To investigate if this is a national trend and, if so, what may have caused it, a retrospective epidemiological study has been undertaken. MATERIALS AND METHODS The databases of the three Dutch burn centres were combined. Data on the population at risk for admission in a burn centre and data on burns related hospital admissions were added. Two age groups, 0-4 years and 5… CONTINUE READING

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