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 - Mar 27 1987

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Family Practice

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