Exposure to natural cold and heat: hypothermia and hyperthermia Medicare claims, United States, 2004-2005.

@article{Noe2012ExposureTN,
  title={Exposure to natural cold and heat: hypothermia and hyperthermia Medicare claims, United States, 2004-2005.},
  author={Rebecca S. Noe and Jill O Jin and Amy B Funk Wolkin},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2012},
  volume={102 4},
  pages={e11-8}
}
OBJECTIVES We measured the burden of hypothermia- and hyperthermia-related health care visits, identified risk factors, and determined the health care costs associated with environmental heat or cold exposure among Medicare beneficiaries. METHODS We obtained Medicare fee-for-service claims data of inpatient and outpatient health care visits for hypothermia and hyperthermia from 2004 to 2005. We examined the distribution and differences of visits by age, sex, race, geographic regions, and… CONTINUE READING