Variations in access to specialty care for children with severe burns

Pediatric burns account for 120,000 emergency department visits and 10,000 hospitalizations annually. The American Burn Association has guidelines regarding referrals to burn centers; however there is variation in burn center distribution. We hypothesized that disparity in access would be related to burn center access.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research

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