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Burn injuries take devastating toll on nation's children
Date:11/12/2007

ur study underscore the importance of promoting known strategies that are effective in preventing burns among children, said Smith. Examples include the installation and maintenance of residential smoke alarms, residential sprinkler systems, developing and practicing an escape plan in case of a fire, anti-scald devices on faucets, limiting water heater temperature and child-resistant cigarette lighters.

This is the first study to analyze patient and injury characteristics associated with pediatric burn hospitalizations utilizing a nationally representative sample. Data for the study were obtained from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids Inpatient Database.


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Contact: Mary Ellen Fiorino
MaryEllen.Fiorino@NationwideChildrens.org
614-722-4595
Nationwide Children's Hospital
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