Extreme ambient temperatures and cardiorespiratory emergency room visits: assessing risk by comorbid health conditions in a time series study

@inproceedings{Lavigne2014ExtremeAT,
  title={Extreme ambient temperatures and cardiorespiratory emergency room visits: assessing risk by comorbid health conditions in a time series study},
  author={{\'E}ric Lavigne and Antonio Gasparrini and Xiang Linda Wang and Hong Chen and Abderrahmane Yagouti and Manon D. Fleury and Sabit Cakmak},
  booktitle={Environmental health : a global access science source},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Extreme ambient temperatures are an increasing public health concern. The aim of this study was to assess if persons with comorbid health conditions were at increased risk of adverse cardiorespiratory morbidity during temperature extremes. METHODS A time series study design was applied to 292,666 and 562,738 emergency room (ER) visits for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, respectively, that occurred in Toronto area hospitals between April 1st 2002 and March 31st 2010… CONTINUE READING
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