Use of Air Transport for Minor Burns: Is There Room for Improvement?

@article{Kashefi2016UseOA,
  title={Use of Air Transport for Minor Burns: Is There Room for Improvement?},
  author={Natalie S. Kashefi and Sharmila Dissanaike},
  journal={Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association},
  year={2016},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={
          e453-60
        }
}
Since 1981, the number of US burn centers has decreased by 29%, resulting in more long distance referrals to remaining facilities. Air transport is often the only feasible method for remote patients to reach few remaining burn centers. A significant proportion of flown-in patients have minor burns and are discharged within 24 hours, representing potential over-utilization of resources with increased cost to the healthcare system for no perceptible benefit. We explored factors associated with… CONTINUE READING
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