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Cape Town Modified Baux Burn Score and Regression Equation

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Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

Godwin and Wood developed equations for predicting mortality risk in patients with significant burns. The Baux score was modified by the addition of a factor for inhalation injury which improved its ability to predict mortality. The equations can help triage burn patients for more efficient use of resources. The authors are from Cape Town in South Africa and Norwich in England.

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