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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||American family physician|
|State||Published - Mar 27 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Family Practice