Burns and scalds
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This report shows that burns and scalds are common, the greatest number of events resulting in burn injuries take place within the home, and most are not very severe. The majority are classified as partial burns, and affect a body surface area of less than 10%. Most at risk of burn injury are children aged less than 4 years old, young males and older adults. For such populations the rate of hospitalisation is high, and according to literature in the area, the majority of these injuries are preventable.
- ISSN: 1833-024X
- Cat. no: INJ 92
- Pages: 15