Table of contents

  • Key findings
  • Hospitalisations Australia 1999–2000 to 2003–2004
  • Age and gender
  • External causes of burn and scald injuries
  • Groups most at risk
  • Scalds in children aged 4 years and under
  • Activity-related pattern of burn injuries for young males
  • Burns and scalds in the elderly
  • Intentional self-harm
  • Length of stay and burn severity
  • Other studies
  • Discussion
  • References
  • Data issues
  • Case inclusion criteria
  • Age adjustment
  • External causes not otherwise listed
  • Costs of burns and scalds
  • Data quality