Regional Disparities in Access to Verified Burn Center Care in the United States.

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Summary of "Regional Disparities in Access to Verified Burn Center Care in the United States."

Burn injuries result in 50,000 annual admissions. Despite joint referral criteria from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and American Burn Association (ABA), many severely injured patients are not treated at verified centers with specialized care. Only one prior study explores regional variation in access to burn centers, focusing on flight or driving distance without considering the size of the population accessing that center. We hypothesize that disparities exist in access to verified centers, measured at a population level. We aim to identify a subset of non-verified centers that, if verified, would most impact access to the highest level of burn care.


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Name: The journal of trauma and acute care surgery
ISSN: 2163-0763


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