Funding for this research was provided by:
Nederlandse Brandwonden Stichting (15.102)
Stichting Jo Kolk Studiefonds
Received: 11 November 2019
Accepted: 16 January 2020
First Online: 29 January 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional research committee (South Metropolitan Health Service Ethics Committee, registration number RGS2233-SP1) and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. Written informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.A data agreement form in which the aim of the study was explained and which stated the preconditions on how data was shared (e.g. anonymously) and for which aim the data was used, was signed by all principal investigators from the different datasets.Secondary data from Australia and New Zealand is aggregated and publically available, therefore, ethics approval was not required. According to Dutch law (ExternalRef removed), ethics approval is not required for aggregated registry data as participants were not subject to procedures or were not required to follow rules of behavior.
: Not applicable.
: EM received honoraria for speaking at Med Skin Solutions symposia. The other authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.