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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 117-121

An analytical study on burns in Isfahan province from 2009 to 2011 focusing on ICD-10

Health Information Management, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Maryam Jahanbakhsh
Health Information Management, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran - 81745346
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2347-9019.139071

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Background: Among the critical world health problems, burns are considered as one of the major causes of illness and death. Materials and Methods: This research is an analytical-retrospective. The study population included all inpatients (n = 2604) admitted to Imam Musa Kazim Center from 2009-2011. The demographic data and in-hospital outcomes in the burned people were classified based on factors in ICD-10 (anatomical site, cause of burn, place of burn and total burn surface area, TBSA) and then were analyzed by analytical statistics. Results: The finding showed the ratio of women's mortality due to burns to men's was 2:1. The probability of mortality was also doubled by an increase in TBSA. The rate of burns in men compared to the women was 1.6-1 with the highest frequency in the patients aged 15-30. There was statistically significant correlation between TBSA and gender, age, marital status and finally mortality factors (P < 0.0001). The frequency of burns, from 2009 to 2011, was higher for the 15-30 age group, females as well as the married ones. TBSA, age, gender, marital status, and cause of burn found to be the most significant factors influencing mortality's risk due to burns, respectively. Conclusion: ICD-10 can portray many epidemiological information needs in health care domain. It can be used as a proper tool for providing statistics reports and preventive guidelines.

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