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Northern Ireland 2006 - What Happened at Hospital?

In 2006, 36% were asked to revisit the A&E department and 23% of persons injured were referred to a GP (Table below).

Fireworks Injuries, by Method of Departure from Accident and Emergency Department, 2002-2006
Method 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
No Further Treatment 16 10 13 18 11
Referred to GP 7 9 8 33 16
Referred to Outpatients 0 2 1 5 7
Revisit A&E 5 14 20 17 25
Transfer to Another Hospital 1 0 3 3 3
Referral to Minor Injuries Unit 0 3 0 2 1
Admitted 6 5 4 6 4
Dead on Arrival/Died 0 0 0 0 0
Other/Not Known 3 2 6 2 2
Total 38 45 55 86 69

Source: Notes

In 2006, four persons were admitted to the hospital to which they reported, and only three were transferred to another hospital. There were no deaths from injuries.

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