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Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.119, No.11, p.731–735, 2018

Title: Epidemiology and cost of burns in emergency department during Syrian civil war
Author: G. Kuvandik, E. Ucar, A. Karakus

Abstract: BACKGROUND: We aimed to emphasize the importance of regional hospitals’ capacities and emergency services for burn patients in war and disaster situations, in addition to assessing the costs and clinical situations of seriously burned patients who have come to the emergency service due to the bomb and heater burst during the Syrian civil war.
METHODS: In this study, we analyzed these 217 burn patients and analyzed these patients’ data for retrospective analysis.
RESULTS: Burn patients were more often seen during the winter months. The majority of the patients were children, young adults and male (1‒16 age, 95 % burn, 44 %,17‒40 age 94 % burn, 44 %, ≥ 41‒65 age, 28 % burn, 12 %). The most common body surface burns ≥ 20 % body surface in surviving patients n = 184, 78 % were determined. 14 of the burned patients died within the first 24 hours. The total cost of the burned patients in the emergency unit was observed to be 33.4 ± 25.9 Turkish Lira (10.2‒6813.2).
CONCLUSION: The present study showed that burn patients need much longer treatment time. The need for trained personnel in case of mass disasters and warfare, the identification of burn intensive care units and hospitals to be referred is important (Tab. 2, Fig. 4, Ref. 23).

Keywords: burn injury, Syrian civil war, cost
Published online: 29-Nov-2018
Year: 2018, Volume: 119, Issue: 11 Page From: 731, Page To: 735
doi:10.4149/BLL_2018_131


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