Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Global Burn Registry

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The Global Burn Registry is based upon a brief data collection form that has been developed by WHO and a global network of experts and widely pilot tested. It provides the opportunity to move from a range of fragmented approaches to an improved, standardized, and global data collection system for this important public health problem.

Registering to participate in the Global Burn Registry is straight forward and carried out through this [WHO] website on the pages that follow. Upon registration, the data collection form and guidance on how to use it are sent to the focal person who registered the health facility to participate. The form is available in English, French and Spanish and takes approximately 5 minutes to complete or upload.

Data can be accessed through the online Global Burn Registry interface maintained by WHO. The interface allows users to view data from their health facility as well as all other participating health facilities. The data gives health facilities a clear picture of the major risk factors and populations at risk for burns in their setting, as well as how these compare and contrast with other settings. This information is key to identifying and prioritizing programmes to prevent burn injuries. Data can be viewed online or exported for further analysis.

WHO recommends that all persons interested in either accessing and using the data in the Global Burn Registry, or registering their health facility to participate in the Global Burn Registry, should first read a brief Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document which provides answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Global Burn Registry. At the bottom of the FAQ there is a link for those who wish to register their health facility to participate in the Global Burn Registry as well as a link for those persons who wish to know more about accessing and using the data in the Global Burn Registry.

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