Total Care Requirements of Burn Patients Implications for a Disaster Management Plan
Phua, Y., Miller, J. and Wong, S. (2010). Total Care Requirements of Burn Patients: Implications for a Disaster Management Plan. (Abstract only) Journal of Burn Care and Research. 31(6): 935-41.
The authors reviewed patient data from 2006-2009 to better understand their operative and ward-based needs. They found that they could use a formula based on burn surface area, mean depth, and burn type to predict total operating theater time, and that operative time required was greatest during the first week (nursing and related health hours remained relatively constant).