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Burn Centers and the Multidisciplinary Team, Centralized Burn Care, and Burn Care Quality Control Work

  • Folke SjöbergEmail author
  • Ingrid Steinvall
  • Moustafa Elmasry
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Abstract

The incidence and prevalence of burn injuries is decreasing worldwide and in parallel there is an increase in outpatient type of care and a shortening in length of stay [1] that has been significant during the last 20 years [2, 3]. This is particularly so for the high income countries [4]. For the low income countries, data is still lacking [4]. This has led to a decreasing demand on health care volume for the care of burns. This has during the last 10 years been a contributing factor for a decrease in the availability of burn care facilities and has boasted the process for centralized care [5–7].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Folke Sjöberg
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ingrid Steinvall
    • 1
    • 2
  • Moustafa Elmasry
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical and Experimental MedicineLinköping UniversityLinköpingSweden
  2. 2.Department of Hand and Plastic SurgeryLinköping University HospitalLinköpingSweden

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