Brandwonden door prive-ongevallen / Simone ten Hag, Thea Mooij, Paul den Hertog
Amsterdam : Stichting Consument en Veiligheid, 1998. - 147 p.
(Rapport ; 212). - ISBN 90-6788-236-4. - Met bijl.
Descriptoren: explosion. scalds. accidents. injuries. burns. at home. fire. death. hospitalization. medical treatments. hot fluids. surfaces. statistics. injury severity. epidemiology
The highest risk group are the 0-4 year olds. Victims from this group and the 55 + group are more likely to be admitted to hospitals than other categories. The majority who die are older than 55. In total, more women suffer scalds and contact burns than men. Conversely, more men incur burns from flames or explosives. On the average, men are burnt more often than women.
This report gives an overview of the annual number of burn victims as well as a detailed description of the accident typology, product involvement and risk groups. Information was collected from the Dutch Injury Surveillance System (LIS) and the National Medical Registry (LMR). Mortality statistics were also used.
The first of these data bases provides statistics on people treated for burns at hospitals or emergency rooms; the second on hospital admissions following burns; and the third on burn victims who have died of their injuries.
This report was written so that preventive measures can be taken, priorities made and a preventive policy drawn up.
Stichting Consument en Veiligheid (1998)