Air Pollution and Mortality in the Medicare Population

  title={Air Pollution and Mortality in the Medicare Population},
  author={Q. Di and Y. Wang and A. Zanobetti and P. Koutrakis and C. Choirat and F. Dominici and J. Schwartz},
  journal={The New England Journal of Medicine},
  • Q. Di, Y. Wang, +5 authors J. Schwartz
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • BACKGROUND Studies have shown that long‐term exposure to air pollution increases mortality. However, evidence is limited for air‐pollution levels below the most recent National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Previous studies involved predominantly urban populations and did not have the statistical power to estimate the health effects in underrepresented groups. METHODS We constructed an open cohort of all Medicare beneficiaries (60,925,443 persons) in the continental United States from the… CONTINUE READING
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