Heat-related emergency hospitalizations for respiratory diseases in the Medicare population.

@article{Anderson2013HeatrelatedEH,
  title={Heat-related emergency hospitalizations for respiratory diseases in the Medicare population.},
  author={G. Brooke Anderson and Francesca Dominici and Yun Wang and Meredith C McCormack and Michelle L. Bell and Roger D. Peng},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={187 10},
  pages={1098-103}
}
RATIONALE The heat-related risk of hospitalization for respiratory diseases among the elderly has not been quantified in the United States on a national scale. With climate change predictions of more frequent and more intense heat waves, it is of paramount importance to quantify the health risks related to heat, especially for the most vulnerable. OBJECTIVES To estimate the risk of hospitalization for respiratory diseases associated with outdoor heat in the U.S. elderly. METHODS An… CONTINUE READING

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