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Northern Ireland 2009 - What Happened at Hospital?

In the 2009 reporting period, 27% required no further treatment, 27% were asked to revisit the A&E department, 17% were referred to a GP and 13% of persons injured were referred for Outpatients treatment (Table below).

Fireworks Injuries, by Method of Departure from Accident and Emergency Department, 2005 - 2009
Method 2005 2006 2007 2008 2008
No Further Treatment 18 11 19 11 8
Referred to GP 33 16 19 5 5
Referred to Outpatients 5 7 2 6 4
Revisit A&E 17 25 26 5 8
Transfer to Another Hospital 3 3 8 3 3
Referral to Minor Injuries Unit 2 1 7 0 0
Admitted 6 4 5 0 0
Dead on Arrival/Died 0 0 0 0 0
Other/Not Known 2 2 11 2 2
Total 86 69 97 32 30

Source: Notes

In the reporting period this year, no persons were admitted to the hospital to which they reported, and three were transferred to another hospital. There were no deaths from injuries.

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