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This is an interesting epidemiological study on the incidence and relevant factors in paediatric burns. There is some very good data, well presented and analysed well. This study would be well placed in with Switzerland’s public health setting to help recommendations to reduce the incidence of burns. Additional information including cost analysis of treatment could help spur action from this paper. Instead of highlighting to people that buying fireworks is dangerous at the point of sale, perhaps legal restrictions on who can buy fireworks may be a better public health initiative to reduce burns associated with this activity.

Non intentional burns in children: Analyzing prevention and acute treatment in a highly developed country.
Moehrlen T, Landolt MA, Meuli M, Moehrlen U.
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Bernard Robertson

NHS Lothian; Honorary Senior Clinical Teacher, University of Dundee; PLASTA Examination Representative.

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