Time off work and return to work rates after burns: Systematic review of the literature and a large two-center series

Short Title:
Time off work and return to work rates after burns: Systematic review of the literature and a large two-center series
Model System:
Burn
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J43482.
Journal:
Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2001, vol. 22, issue 6, pp 401-405
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Abstract:
Reviews literature that provides objective data on the ability to return to work after burns and analyzes data obtained from participants at 2 regional burn centers who were employed outside the home at the time of injury. The literature searched from 1966 through October 2000 yielded 10 articles with objective data that revealed a mean time off work of 9.6 weeks and burn severity was found as the most important predictor of time off work. In the two-center study, 66 percent of burn survivors had returned to work at 6 months and 90 percent had returned at 24 months following burn. The mean time off work for those who had returned by 24 months was 17 weeks.
Author(s):
Brych, S. B.; Engrav, L. H.; Rivara, F. P.; Ptacek, J. T.; Lezotte, D. C.; Esselman, P. C.; Kowalske, K. J.; Gibran, N. S.
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