Burn treatment framework in Israel

Y. Krieger, Y. Shoham, A. Levi, A. Bogdanov-Beresovsky, E. Silberstien, A. Sagi

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Abstract

The treatment and hospitalization policies in various hospitals in Israel are influenced by injury severity and by the existence or non-existence of a designated burn treatment body. Severely injured burn victims requiring designated burn treatment are referred to one of Israel's five major burn units located in the highest level trauma centres that have an advanced burn treatment infrastructure. This national distribution of burn centres ensures designated treatment availability in various areas according to Israeli demographics, geography, and security threats. Israel does not have an obligatory burn report policy. Implementation of a national burn repository such as that in the USA will be able to give burn treatment specialists in our country a basis for comparison of treatment standards and allow for better care for burn victims. The Israeli Burn Association has a major role in the processes discussed in the manuscript.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-202
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Burns and Fire Disasters
Volume24
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Burn treatment
  • Funding
  • Israel
  • Multidisciplinary approach

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