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Northern Ireland 2007 - What Happened at Hospital?

In 2007, 27% of persons injured were asked to revisit the A&E department and 20% of persons injured were referred to a GP, (Table below).

Fireworks Injuries, by Method of Departure from Accident and Emergency Department, 2003–2007
Method 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
No Further Treatment 10 13 18 11 19
Referred to GP 9 8 33 16 19
Referred to Outpatients 2 1 5 7 2
Revisit A&E 14 20 17 25 26
Transfer to Another Hospital 0 3 3 3 8
Referral to Minor Injuries Unit 3 0 2 1 7
Admitted 5 4 6 4 5
Dead on Arrival/Died 0 0 0 0 0
Other/Not Known 2 6 2 2 11
Total 45 55 86 69 97

Source: Notes

This year, five persons were admitted to the hospital to which they reported, and eight were transferred to another hospital. There were no deaths from injuries.

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