Long-term survival after burns in a Swedish population
2016 (English)In: Burns, ISSN 0305-4179, E-ISSN 1879-1409Article in journal (Refereed) In press
INTRODUCTION: As widely reported, the progress in burn care during recent decades has reduced the hospital mortality. The effect of the burns on long-term outcome has not received so much attention, and more study is indicated. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the long-time survival among patients who had been treated for burns.
METHODS: We studied 1487 patients who were discharged alive from the Linköping University Hospital Burn Centre during the period 1993 until the end of December 2012. We used Cox's regression analysis to study the effect of burns on long-term survival after adjustment for different factors.
RESULTS: Age and a full-thickness burn were significantly associated with mortality after discharge (p<0.001), whereas percentage of total body surface area burned (TBSA %), need for mechanical ventilation, and gender were not. Less than 1% of the patients with burns (13/1487) died within 30 days of discharge and a total of 176/1487 (12%) died during follow-up.
CONCLUSION: Age and full-thickness burns reduce the long-time survival after discharge from the Burn Centre, whereas the effect of TBSA% and need for artificial ventilation ends with discharge.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Burns, Outcome, Long-term survival, Mortality
Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-131478DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2016.07.018PubMedID: 27613474OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-131478DiVA: diva2:972828