Burn trauma is one of the worst injuries suffered worldwide with an incidence of approximately 2 million cases annually . Over the past decades, progress in the treatment of severe burn injuries has significantly decreased morbidity and mortality . The improvements in survival have been most notable in the elderly patient population [3, 4]; however, survival has also improved in severely burned pediatric patients. Four major areas of advancement in burn care have been identified.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Burns|
|Subtitle of host publication||Acute Burn Care, Volume 1|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2012|
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