A program to decrease hospital stay in acute burn patients

Joseph Still, Keith Donker, Edward Law, Dharma S Thiruvaiyaru

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Abstract

A program of early excision, increased outpatient care, and aggressive discharge planning was introduced gradually over a 5 yr period from 1991 to 1995 with the goal of decreasing the length of stay for burn patients. Results from 1 January 1991, to 30 June 1993, were compared with results from 1 July 1993 to 31 December 1995. Burns under and over 25 percent were considered separately. There was a significant reduction in LOS of 51.4 percent for burns under 25 percent. There was also a significant reduction in LOS of 23.7 percent for burns over 25% TSA. There was no significant difference in age, burn size or mortality between the early and late groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)498-500
Number of pages3
JournalBurns
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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A program to decrease hospital stay in acute burn patients. / Still, Joseph; Donker, Keith; Law, Edward; Thiruvaiyaru, Dharma S.

In: Burns, Vol. 23, No. 6, 01.09.1997, p. 498-500.

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Still, Joseph ; Donker, Keith ; Law, Edward ; Thiruvaiyaru, Dharma S. / A program to decrease hospital stay in acute burn patients. In: Burns. 1997 ; Vol. 23, No. 6. pp. 498-500.
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