Many Burn Patients Do Well with Shorter Hospital Stays
Sever Burn Injuries
While severe burn injuries still require months of healing, a study by The Western Pennsylvania Hospital Burn Center shows that many patients with smaller grafts do well when they go home within 24 hours of surgery.
Results of the study were presented at the American Burn Association's 37th Annual Meeting in Chicago on May 11.
"For years, the assumption has been that patients who receive a skin graft had to stay in the hospital for three, four or five days after surgery," said Harvey Slater, MD, director of the Burn Center.