Epidemiological data and costs of burn injuries in workers in Switzerland : an argument for immediate treatment in burn centres.
A complete statistical evaluation of epidemiological data and costs of burn injuries in 1984 with a follow-up for 5 years is presented, considering a collective of 1.77 million workers in Switzerland.
The majority of burns are minor injuries; only about 5 per cent of the burn victims are admitted to a hospital, 0.2 per cent died.
Burn injuries at work are rare, mainly owing to strict safety measures.
Only one-fifth of the costs caused by burns are due to medical treatment.
All other expenses result from continuation of payments of salaries and annuities.
Mots-clés Pascal : Brûlure, Homme, Exposition professionnelle, Epidémiologie, Economie santé, Suisse, Organisation santé, Traitement, Etude statistique, Europe, Traumatisme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Burn, Human, Occupational exposure, Epidemiology, Health economy, Switzerland, Public health organization, Treatment, Statistical study, Europe, Trauma
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0165267
Code Inist : 002B30B01B. Création : 199406.