The National Data and Statistical Center for the Burn Model System (BMS NDSC) advances medical rehabilitation by increasing the rigor and efficiency of scientific efforts to assess the experiences and outcomes of individuals with burn injury. Specifically, we:

  • Maintain the national longitudinal database (BMS Database) for data submitted by each of the Burn Model System Centers (BMS Centers).
  • Facilitate the entry of high-quality, reliable data in the BMS Database by providing training and technical assistance to BMS Centers.
  • Facilitate the entry of high-quality data collected from database participants of all racial and ethnic backgrounds by providing knowledge, training, and technical assistance to the BMS Centers on culturally appropriate methods of longitudinal data collection and participant retention.
  • Support rigorous research conducted by BMS Centers and investigators from outside of the BMS network who are analyzing data from the BMS Database by making statistical and other methodological consultation available.
  • Improve reports for the public from the BMS Database.

The 2014 Burn Model System Annual Report is now available.  To access it, click here.

This project is supported, in part by grant number 90DP0053, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201.  Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions.   Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.