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No Change in Fireworks-Related Burn Center Admissions: A 10-Year Analysis of the Admission Rates, Treatment, and Costs

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Burn Center, Maasstad Hospital, P.O. Box 9100, 3079 DZ Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Trauma Research Unit Department of Surgery, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P.O. Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Association of Dutch Burn Centers, Maasstad Hospital, P.O. Box 9100, 3079 DZ Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P.O. Box 9100, 3079 DZ Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Burn Center and Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Red Cross Hospital, P.O Box 1074, 1940 EB Beverwijk, The Netherlands
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Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, Amsterdam Movement Sciences, Amsterdam UMC (location VUmc), P.O. Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Burn Center, Martini Hospital, P.O Box 30033, 9700 RM Groningen, The Netherlands
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The ‘Dutch Burn Repository Group’ consists of: G.I.J.M. Beerthuizen, J. Dokter, J. Eshuis, T.M. Haanstra, J. Hiddingh, E. Middelkoop, M.K. Nieuwenhuis, A. Novin, A. Pijpe, D. Roodbergen, S.M.H.J. Scholten-Jaegers, M.M. Stoop, M.E. Van Baar, A. Van Es, C.H. Van der Vlies, P.P.M. Van Zuijlen.
Academic Editor: Naiem Moiemen
Received: 4 January 2021 / Revised: 4 February 2021 / Accepted: 14 February 2021 / Published: 20 February 2021
The aim of this study was to provide insight into the admission rate, treatment, and healthcare costs of patients with fireworks-related burns admitted to a Dutch burn center in the past 10 years. We hypothesized that, like the nationwide number of injuries, the number of patients admitted to a burn center with fireworks-related burn injuries would have decreased during the study period. In this retrospective multicenter cohort study, all patients with fireworks-related burns admitted to a Dutch burn center between 2009 and 2019 were eligible. Patients were identified from a national database and data were obtained regarding admission details, patient and injury characteristics, treatment, and healthcare costs. A total of 133 patients were included. On average, 12 patients were admitted per year. No increase or decrease was observed during the study period. The median total body surface area burned was 1% (P25–P75 0.5–2.5) and 75% of the burns were of partial thickness. Thirteen (10%) patients were admitted to the ICU and 66 (50%) underwent surgical treatment. The mean total healthcare costs across all 133 patients were estimated at €9040 (95% CI €5830 to €12,260) per patient. In contrast to the hypothesis, no increase or decrease was observed in burn center admissions over the past 10 years. Most burns were of small size, but nevertheless, all patients were admitted to a burn center and half of them underwent surgical treatment. View Full-Text
Keywords: fireworks; burns; trends; treatment; healthcare costs fireworks; burns; trends; treatment; healthcare costs
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Van Yperen, D.T.; Van Baar, M.E.; Polinder, S.; Van Zuijlen, P.P.M.; Beerthuizen, G.I.J.M.; Lucas, Y.; Van Lieshout, E.M.M.; Verhofstad, M.H.J.; Van der Vlies, C.H.; Dutch Burn Repository Group. No Change in Fireworks-Related Burn Center Admissions: A 10-Year Analysis of the Admission Rates, Treatment, and Costs. Eur. Burn J. 2021, 2, 31-40. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ebj2010003

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Van Yperen DT, Van Baar ME, Polinder S, Van Zuijlen PPM, Beerthuizen GIJM, Lucas Y, Van Lieshout EMM, Verhofstad MHJ, Van der Vlies CH, Dutch Burn Repository Group. No Change in Fireworks-Related Burn Center Admissions: A 10-Year Analysis of the Admission Rates, Treatment, and Costs. European Burn Journal. 2021; 2(1):31-40. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ebj2010003

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Van Yperen, Daan T., Margriet E. Van Baar, Suzanne Polinder, Paul P.M. Van Zuijlen, Gerard I.J.M. Beerthuizen, Ymke Lucas, Esther M.M. Van Lieshout, Michael H.J. Verhofstad, Cornelis H. Van der Vlies, and Dutch Burn Repository Group. 2021. "No Change in Fireworks-Related Burn Center Admissions: A 10-Year Analysis of the Admission Rates, Treatment, and Costs" European Burn Journal 2, no. 1: 31-40. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ebj2010003

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