The Baux score is dead. Long live the Baux score: A 27-year retrospective cohort study of mortality at a regional burns service

  title={The Baux score is dead. Long live the Baux score: A 27-year retrospective cohort study of mortality at a regional burns service},
  author={Geoffrey P. Roberts and Mark Sheldon Lloyd and Mike Parker and Rebecca V Martin and Bruce Philp and Odhran P. Shelley and Peter Dziewulski},
  journal={The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery},
Background: To assess trends in mortality after burn injuries treated in a regional specialist burns service between 1982 and 2008. Methods: Patient and burn-specific information and mortality were collated from written admission ledgers and the hospital coding department for 11,109 patients. The data set was divided into age cohorts (0–14, 15–44, 45–64, and >65 years) and time cohorts (1982–1991, 1992–2000, and 2000–2008). Lethal area 50 (LA50) was calculated by logistic regression and probit… 

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  • K. Willett
  • Medicine
    British journal of hospital medicine
  • 2009
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