Document Type : Original Article



Context: Iran experiences a high rate of burns accompanied by painful consequences,
death and a lot of disabilities. In order to reduce the burden of this injury, some strategies
such as designing and implementation of registration systems are essential. Aims: The aim
of this study was to compare National Burn Registry in America, England, Australia and Iran.
Materials and Methods: This study was comparative‑descriptive in which data collected from
the National Burn Registry of America, England, Australia and Iran studied in 2013. The study
population included National Burn Registry of these countries and data was collected using
raw data forms. Statistical Analysis Used: Data on each country was categorized according to
objectives and comparisons took place using comparative tables. Finally, descriptive‑theoretical
analysis of the findings was performed. Results: National Security Agency and National
Burn Repository in America, National Institute of Health and the Ministry of Health in England
and the Department of Health and Senior in Australia are responsible for national burning
registry. A seven‑axial model was proposed for Iran’s National Registry. America’s registry
system is broader than other countries due to its cooperation with Canada, Sweden and Asia.
Conclusion: The aim of the Burn Registry System is to gather, store, edit, categorize, analyze
and distribute all burns, injured data from all health care centers in a specific population and
provide valuable information about the occurrence, time and regional distribution of burn injury.


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