The American Burn Association established the Burn Care Quality Platform, to be a repository of burn-related data, voluntarily reported annually by participating burn centers.

To support scientific research, the ABA maintains a burn research dataset, available to requestors−nonprofit, advocacy, medical and patient education and commercial use.  ABA released an update to the BCQP burn research dataset and created options for the research community.

Burn Research Dataset Requests

To submit your dataset request, complete the request form. Your request will be reviewed, and an invoice will be sent for payment. After payment is received, the dataset will be provided. All requests are approved by the Quality and Burn Registry Committee.

  • There is a research question or need that the database can answer.
  • All request form elements need to be completed properly.
  • 1-2 page research summary must be attached.

The Data Use Agreement (DUA) must be reviewed, signed, and sent back to ABA,

Burn Incidence Fact Sheet

The following estimates were derived from sample and registry statistics compiled by ongoing national health care and fire casualty surveys, selected state health data systems, and the National Burn Repository (NBR) of the American Burn Association (ABA). ABA NBR reports describe admissions to hospitals with specialized services provided by “burn centers.”