The Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand: progressing the evidence base for burn care

Heather Cleland
Med J Aust 2016; 205 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/mja16.00511
Published online: 15 August 2016

Horrigan makes an important point with respect to clinical protocols that are implemented in an excessively rigid manner. However, as stated in our article,1 the data provided by the Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand (BRANZ) indicate only that there is a need for an ongoing analysis of data that identifies relevant factors contributing to improved outcomes, and for the implementation of a quality improvement program to disseminate such practices.

  • Heather Cleland1,2

  • 1 Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 Monash University, Melbourne, VIC


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