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RIZO GONZALEZ, Raúl Ricardo et al. Accidental burns in children transferred from primary care level. MEDISAN [online]. 2015, vol.19, n.1, pp.49-55. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and cross-sectional study of 58 patients transferred from the primary care level with burns, and admitted in the Caumatology Service of "Juan de la Cruz Martínez Maceira" Children Northern Teaching Hospital in Santiago de Cuba, was carried out from January, 2009 to December, 2010, with the objective of investigating the most frequent factors causing these accidents. The male sex, and boiling liquids prevailed in the series as the most frequent causal agent, besides the low perception of risk, the bad living conditions and the rural origin as unfavorable social and economic factors. The medical care was considered satisfactory since more than 50% of the patients were admitted as severely and critically injured and only two of them died

Keywords : child; burn; accident; primary health care; Caumatology Service.

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