Do comorbidities identified in Scottish burns patients affect outcome

University of Glasgow

Past award

Student: Victoria Mitchell : University of Glasgow

Year Award Started: 2017

Outcomes in burns patients have improved dramatically over the past several decades, however death rates in the elderly population remain disproprorionately high. There are a number of factors which may explain these results such as poor wound healing and the existence of two or more diseases in the body at the same time; known as comorbidities This project aims to identify the effect of comorbidities of burns patients on outcome. Once comorbidities have been identified, the type and number will be linked to outcomes including mortality, length of hospital as well as subsequent physical and mental health admissions. By establishing the link between comorbidities and outcomes in burns patients, the long-term care package offered to burns patients with comorbidities may be altered in light of this study.

Research area: Other conditions


Professor John Kinsella
Anaesthesia and Critical Care