Measuring burn injury outcomes

Tina L. Palmieri, Rene Przkora, Walter J. Meyer, Gretchen J. Carrougher

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Burn injury affects all facets of life. Burn care has improved over time. Improved survival after burn injury has resulted in a shift in outcome measurement from inpatient morbidity and mortality to long-term functional and health-related quality-of-life measures. Integration of professionals from different disciplines has enabled burn centers to develop collaborative methods of assessing the quality of care delivered to patients with burns based on their ability to reintegrate into their normal physical, social, psychological, and functional activities. Burn outcomes will continue to develop on the foundation that has been built and will generate evidence-based best practices in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)909-916
Number of pages8
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2014


  • Acute and critical care
  • Burns
  • Functional
  • Health-related quality of life
  • Outcomes
  • Psychological

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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