A major outbreak of asthma associated with a thunderstorm: experience of accident and emergency departments and patients' characteristics. Thames Regions Accident and Emergency Trainees Association.

@article{Davidson1996AMO,
  title={A major outbreak of asthma associated with a thunderstorm: experience of accident and emergency departments and patients' characteristics. Thames Regions Accident and Emergency Trainees Association.},
  author={A Craig Davidson and Jean Emberlin and Alan Cook and Katherine M. Venables},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1996},
  volume={312 7031},
  pages={601-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the time course of an epidemic of asthma after a thunderstorm, characteristics of patients affected, and the demand on emergency medical resources. DESIGN Study of registers and records in accident and emergency departments and questionnaire to staff. SETTING London area. SUBJECTS All patients presenting at 12 accident and emergency departments with asthma or other airway disease. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Numbers of patients, clinical features, information on… CONTINUE READING

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