Challenge to long term care for the elderly: cold weather impacts institutional population more than community-dwelling population.


OBJECTIVES To examine whether cold weather affects the institutional population more than the community-dwelling population in terms of morbidity requiring hospital admission. METHODS Residence-based hospital discharge data were used to compile excess winter hospitalization (EWH) index for the older population (aged 65 years and above) living in… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2012.08.007


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