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Dollars and senseless: New study calculates the health care costs of burn patients in homes without fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Made evident by NFPA’s Faces of Fire Campaign, home fires are merciless. These events alter–even end–lives. In its wake, burn survivors experience extensive hospital visits and surgeries that can last years. A new study now places a dollar amount on these treatments, and it isn’t cheap. Released earlier this year, the report “Healthcare Costs of Burn Patients From Homes Without Fire Sprinklers” analyzed more than 1,100 adult patients injured in a flame injury at home during a 17-year period and admitted to the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s burn unit in Ontario. (During that same period, there were more than 1,550…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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