Many Burn Patients Do Well with Shorter Hospital Stays

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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.

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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.

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