Journal article

Incidence of medically attended paediatric burns across the UK

Katie Davies, Emma Louise Johnson, Linda Hollen, Hywel M Jones, Mark D Lyttle, Sabine Maguire, Alison Mary Kemp, R Alcock, M Anderson, Y Baki, M Barrett, J Bayreuther, C Bevan, T Bolger, A Brown, J Browning, M Buchanan, D Burke, F Cantle, M Clark Show all

Injury Prevention | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: Childhood burns represent a burden on health services, yet the full extent of the problem is difficult to quantify. We estimated the annual UK incidence from primary care (PC), emergency attendances (EA), hospital admissions (HA) and deaths. METHODS: The population was children (0-15 years), across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (NI), with medically attended burns 2013-2015. Routinely collected data sources included PC attendances from Clinical Practice Research Datalink 2013-2015), EAs from Paediatric Emergency Research in the United Kingdom and Ireland (PERUKI, 2014) and National Health Services Wales Informatics Services, HAs from Hospital Episode Statistics, Nat..

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Awarded by Wellcome Trust (MRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was not directly funded but supported by researchers from The Centre for Children's Burns Research is part of the Burns Collective, a Scar Free Foundation initiative with additional funding from Health and Care Research Wales. HJ is supported by The Farr Institute CIPHER, funded by Arthritis Research UK, the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Medical Research Council, the National Institute of Health Research, the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (Welsh Assembly Government), the Chief Scientist Office (Scottish Government Health Directorates), and the Wellcome Trust (MRC Grant No: MR/K006525/1).