Heat-related mortality: a review and exploration of heterogeneity.

  title={Heat-related mortality: a review and exploration of heterogeneity.},
  author={Shakoor Hajat and Tom Kosatky},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  volume={64 9},
Although rapid response capacity has been instituted in many cities following recent catastrophic heatwave events, the recognition that theoretically preventable heat-related deaths may occur throughout the summer has provoked much less response. This essay reviews published estimates of the general summertime temperature-mortality relationship characterised in different settings around the world. A random-effects meta-regression is applied to the estimates in relation to a number of… CONTINUE READING
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