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released: 2 Dec 2016 author: AIHW: Pointer S & Tovell A

This report provides information on cases of burn injury requiring hospitalisation in Australia. While burn injuries make up a small fraction (1%) of all hospitalisations for injury, they are often the most serious and result in numerous re-admissions and long lengths of stay. In 2013–14 there were 5,430 cases of hospitalised burn injury of which about two-thirds were male. Almost half of all cases (45%) were caused by contact with heat and hot substances such as hot drinks, food, fats and cooking oils.

ISSN 1444-3791; ISBN 978-1-76054-041-8; Cat. no. INJCAT 178; 76pp.; $13

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AIHW: Pointer S & Tovell A 2016. Hospitalised burn injuries Australia 2013–14. Injury research and statistics series no. 102. Cat. no. INJCAT 178. Canberra: AIHW.

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