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Northern Ireland 2010 - what happened at hospital?

During the 2010 Halloween period, almost two-fifths (18) of persons attending emergency care departments as a result of a firework-related injury required no further treatment. 23% (11) were asked to revisit the emergency care department, 15% (7) were referred to their GP, and 13% (6) were referred to outpatients. (See table below.)

Fireworks Injuries, by Method of Departure from Accident and Emergency Department, 2006 - 2010
Method 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
No Further Treatment 11 19 11 8 18
Referred to GP 16 19 5 5 7
Referred to Outpatients 7 2 6 4 6
Revisit A&E 25 26 5 8 11
Transfer to Another Hospital 3 8 3 3 2
Referral to Minor Injuries Unit 1 7 0 0 1
Admitted 4 5 0 0 2
Dead on Arrival/Died 0 0 0 0 0
Other/Not Known 2 11 2 2 0
Total 69 97 32 30 47

Source: Notes

In the reporting period this year, 2 persons injured from fireworks were admitted to hospital during the 2010 Halloween period.

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