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Mortality in the Brussels burn unit: a 7-year longitudinal study
© BioMed Central Ltd 2006
- Published: 21 March 2006
- Public Health
- Mortality Rate
- Logistic Regression
- Longitudinal Study
- Patient Survival
Logistic regression techniques evidence that the Baux Score, the Edlich Burn Score, and the Zawacki Score highly correlate with burn patient survival . All these scoring systems put significant weight on the size of burns and the patient's age. The Baux Score is a summation of these two variables. The presence of inhalation injury has also been recognized as another risk factor .
The mortality rate of the patients hospitalized in our unit was studied for the past 7 years (1999–30 November 2005).
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