The creation of an improved burn-care capability was a long-awaited dream at Kalafong Hospital, one of the two academic (ternary referral) hospitals of the University of Pretoria.
When this recently became a reality, a prospective analysis of cost-effective burn care was initiated.
For patients with burns of less than 10% body surface area (BSA), hospital stay (healing time) was shortened from a mean of 4,1 d/% BSA burnt to 2,7 d/% BSA burnt (34% reduction; P=0,01).
For patients with burns greater than 10% BSA, hospital stay (healing time) decreased from 2,3 d/% BSA burnt to 1,4 d/% BSA burnt.
(39% reduction; P=0,0095).
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, République Sud Africaine, Afrique, Brûlure, Système santé, Hôpital, Traitement, Unité soin intensif, Analyse coût efficacité, Traumatisme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, South Africa, Africa, Burn, Health system, Hospital, Treatment, Intensive care unit, Cost efficiency analysis, Trauma
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Cote : 92-0305399
Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 199406.