Burns 2021 Jul 7. Epub 2021 Jul 7.
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Australia; Health Data Research UK, Swansea University Medical School, Swansea University, Swansea, SA2 8QA, United Kingdom. Electronic address:
Objectives: To describe incidence and characteristics of hospital presentations and deaths due to burn injury in the Australian state of Victoria from 2008 to 2017 and identify trends in incidence and patterns.
Methods: Three population-based datasets were used to ascertain burn-related hospital admissions, emergency department presentations, and deaths. These were the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED), Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset (VEMD), and the Cause of Death-Unit Record File (COD-URF), respectively. Read More