Air Pollution and Mortality in the Medicare Population

  title={Air Pollution and Mortality in the Medicare Population},
  author={Qian Di and Yan Wang and Antonella Zanobetti and Yun Wang and Petros Koutrakis and Christine Choirat and Francesca Dominici and Joel D. Schwartz},
  journal={The New England Journal of Medicine},
  • Q. DiYan Wang J. Schwartz
  • Published 28 June 2017
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • 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… 

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