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Reducing the incidence of burn injuries to Indigenous Australian children

Roy M Kimble and Bronwyn R Griffin
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (9): 389-390.
doi:
10.5694/mja17.00151

Burns are a specific health burden, but understanding the detail is vital to finding solutions

Roy M Kimble1,2
Bronwyn R Griffin2
1 Pegg Leditschke Children's Burns Centre, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, Brisbane, QLD
2 Centre for Children's Burns and Trauma, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The health and welfare of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: an overview 2011 (AIHW Cat. No. IHW 42). Canberra: AIHW, 2011.
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Möller H, Harvey L, Falster K, et al. Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian children hospitalised for burn injuries: a population data linkage study. Med J Aust 2017; 206: 392-397.
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Marino MJ, Kimble RM, Stockton KA. Paediatric burns patients: reasons for admission at a tertiary centre. Burns 2015; 41: 708-713.
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Chan QE, Barzi F, Cheney L, et al. Burn size estimation in children: still a problem. Emerg Med Australas 2012; 24: 181-186.
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NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury Management. NSW trauma app. June 2016. https://www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/get-involved/institute-of-trauma-and-injury-management/projects/trauma-app (accessed Mar 2017).
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Brown NJ, Kimble RM, Gramotnev G, et al. Predictors of re-epithelialization in pediatric burn. Burns 2014; 40: 751-758.
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