Burns 2017 Jun 10;43(4):724-732. Epub 2017 Apr 10.
Centre for Children's Burns and Trauma Research, Child Health Research Centre, The University of Queensland, Australia; Tissue Repair and Regeneration Program, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Australia; Pegg Leditschke Children's Burns Centre, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia; Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Public Health & Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Australia; Centre for Functioning and Health Research, Metro South Health, Australia.
: Partial thickness burns of up to 10% total body surface area (TBSA) in children are common injuries primarily treated in the outpatient setting using expensive silver-containing dressings. However, economic evaluations in the paediatric burns population are lacking to assist healthcare providers when choosing which dressing to use. The aim of this study was to conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis of three silver dressings for partial thickness burns ≤10% TBSA in children aged 0-15 years using days to full wound re-epithelialization as the health outcome. Read More