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Geographic distribution of burn in an Australian setting.

Authors
  • Randall, Sean M1
  • Wood, Fiona M2
  • Boyd, James H3
  • Duke, Janine M4
  • 1 Centre for Data Linkage, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Australia)
  • 2 Burn Injury Research Unit, School of Surgery, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia; Burns Service of Western Australia, Fiona Stanley Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Australia)
  • 3 Centre for Data Linkage, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Australia)
  • 4 Burn Injury Research Unit, School of Surgery, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Australia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2017
Volume
43
Issue
7
Pages
1575–1585
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2017.04.002
PMID: 28536041
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Mid-West and Wheatbelt rural regions were found to have the highest risk of burn admissions raising concerns about farming-related injury. Safety awareness and burn prevention strategies need to be continued, with specific attention to these high risk areas, to reduce burn admissions in Western Australia.

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