2017-26: Epidemiology, treatment (costs) and long-term outcomes of patients with fireworks-related injuries (ROCKET); a multicenter prospective observational case series
Fireworks-related injuries frequently occur in both adults and children. It often entails serious and avoidable injuries to innocent bystanders. Most injuries are non-fatal but a substantial amount results in life-long disabilities affecting quality of life and the use of public health services. Currently, reliable data about the affected patients, their injury characteristics, the direct and indirect costs resulting from their injury and the loss of quality of life outcomes in the long-term is lacking.
The main aim of this study is to provide detailed information about the injury characteristics of patients reporting to a hospital with fireworks-related injuries. Secondary aims are to determine the treatment (and associated direct medical and indirect societal costs), clinical and functional outcome.