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Paediatric burns 

Paediatric burns
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Paediatric burns
Author(s):

Jong Lee

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199699537.003.0034
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date: 21 October 2020

The burden of burn injury, however trivial it may seem, is devastating physically, psychologically and also financially. Health economists find it difficult to quantify the costs of acute care and almost impossible to define the cost of the needed adjustment after recovery. Burns patients often require long-term therapy and out patient hospital care, and frequently, re-admission for reconstructive surgery. Calculating the cost of burn care is important for reimbursement, resource allocation and achieving efficiency by prudent cost analysis. Realistic cost estimates of burn care require robust data collection and a reliable informatics infrastructure.

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