Characterizing the effect of summer temperature on heatstroke-related emergency ambulance dispatches in the Kanto area of Japan.

@article{Ng2014CharacterizingTE,
  title={Characterizing the effect of summer temperature on heatstroke-related emergency ambulance dispatches in the Kanto area of Japan.},
  author={Chris Fook Sheng Ng and Kayo Ueda and Masaji Ono and Hiroshi Nitta and Akinori Takami},
  journal={International journal of biometeorology},
  year={2014},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={941-8}
}
Despite rising concern on the impact of heat on human health, the risk of high summer temperature on heatstroke-related emergency dispatches is not well understood in Japan. A time-series study was conducted to examine the association between apparent temperature and daily heatstroke-related ambulance dispatches (HSAD) within the Kanto area of Japan. A total of 12,907 HSAD occurring from 2000 to 2009 in five major cities-Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kawasaki, and Yokohama-were analyzed. Generalized… CONTINUE READING
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