Variations in access to specialty care for children with severe burns. The American journal of emergency medicine Ewbank, C., Sheckter, C. C., Warstadt, N. M., Pirrotta, E. A., Curtin, C., Newton, C., Wang, N. E. 2019: 158401


BACKGROUND: Pediatric burns account for 120,000 emergency department visits and 10,000 hospitalizations annually. The American Burn Association has guidelines regarding referrals to burn centers; however there is variation in burn center distribution. We hypothesized that disparity in access would be related to burn center access.METHODS: Using weighted discharge data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2001-2011, we identified pediatric patients with International Classification of Diseases-9th Revision codes for burns that also met American Burn Association criteria. Key characteristics were compared between pediatric patients treated at burn centers and those that were not.RESULTS: Of 54,529 patients meeting criteria, 82.0% (n?=?44,632) were treated at burn centers. Patients treated at burn centers were younger (5.6 versus 6.7?years old; p?

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