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Citation

Mullins F, Lineaweaver WC. Ann. Plast. Surg. 2018; 80(3 Suppl 2): S88-S89.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2018, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins)

DOI

10.1097/SAP.0000000000001375

PMID

29461289

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: A private burn center started in Augusta, GA, in 1978 has expanded into a burn care network of 7 comprehensive burn centers. We have analyzed 2 years of admissions to this network to assess growth and the network's level of participation in national burn care.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Total admissions to the network were quantified for years 2015 and 2016. Growth during that 2-year period was calculated, and the network's admissions were evaluated as a percentage of national burn admissions.

RESULTS: Total admission for 2015 came from 4713 patients; 5683 patients were admitted in 2016. These totals demonstrated a 15% increase. The 2-year total of 10,217 admissions represented 21% of the 46,892 burn admissions in the United States for that period.

CONCLUSIONS: This network has achieved a large capacity for burn admission and currently accounts for 21% of US burn admissions. The network has capacity for continued growth and the development of clinical innovations and research.


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