Simplicity within complexity: Seasonality and predictability of hospital admissions in the province of Ontario 1988–2001, a population-based analysis

@article{Upshur2005SimplicityWC,
  title={Simplicity within complexity: Seasonality and predictability of hospital admissions in the province of Ontario 1988–2001, a population-based analysis},
  author={Ross E. G. Upshur and Rahim Moineddin and Eric James Crighton and Lori Kiefer and Muhammad M Mamdani},
  journal={BMC Health Services Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={13 - 13}
}
BACKGROUND Seasonality is a common feature of communicable diseases. Less well understood is whether seasonal patterns occur for non-communicable diseases. The overall effect of seasonal fluctuations on hospital admissions has not been systematically evaluated. METHODS This study employed time series methods on a population based retrospective cohort of for the fifty two most common causes of hospital admissions in the province of Ontario from 1988-2001. Seasonal patterns were assessed by… CONTINUE READING

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