The Burn Model System (BMS) Program began in 1994 to improve care and outcomes for individuals with burn injuries. There are 4 BMS centers funded.

Fast Facts

An estimated 1 million Americans sustain a burn injury each year, out of which 45,000 are hospitalized.
Severe burns are one of the most complex forms of trauma injury and often require long-term rehabilitation.
People with a burn injury can experience a range of physical and psychosocial concerns that can affect their ability to function.

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The Burn Model Systems Centers (BMS) Program is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), a Center within the Aministration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to improve care and outcomes for individuals with burn injuries. BMS centers conduct research and contribute follow-up data to the BMS National Longitudinal Database.

What is the BMS National

The BMS Data Coordination Center collects and analyzes data on the course of recovery and outcomes of individuals who were admitted to BMS centers for medical care. The BMS National Database has information on almost 6,000 individuals with burn injuries, including data on preinjury, injury, acute care, rehabilitation, and outcomes at 6, 12, and 24 months postburn injury. In 2015 this study was expanded to include information on recovery collected from the individual every 5 years after injury.

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