In common with many areas of medicine, there is an acceptance by clinical burn care teams that the collection & analysis of accumulative data about clinical cases is necessary to allow progress in several areas of service development and delivery.
This is a brief overview of some of the key events and developments concerning the work of the Burn Care Informatics Group (BCIG), and especially the International Burn Injury Database (iBID).
The burn care QD published by NHS England is entirely based on data analysis by the iBID. The identified measures were originally agreed by the burn care CRG in 2012 and revised in 2015/16 for use from April 2016.
The National Burns awareness days were developed initially by the British Burn Association prevention committee. The first annual event was held in October 2013 and has been held annually since.
The workload for all burn services is broken down into burn centre, burn unit & burn facility level activity. Cases falling below these levels, termed sub-burn facility, are reported separately. Acute injury activity can be separately reported...
A wide range of projects have been supported by reports and data from the iBID. A full list of these is maintained and is available on request. An overview of the data provision at the end of 2016 is below: