Burns in the elderly

L. B. Ostrow, F. S. Bongard, S. T. Sacks, A. McGuire, D. D. Trunkey

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The records of 327 burn patients over age 65 show that flame burns were the most common causative agent and that more than 70 percent of all burns occurred in the home. Despite improved treatment, mortality from burns remains unacceptably high among the elderly. Future efforts must be directed toward the prevention of these injuries, especially those sustained in the home.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-154
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican family physician
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice


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