Understanding Weather and Hospital Admissions Patterns to Inform Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in the Healthcare Sector in Uganda

@inproceedings{BishopWilliams2018UnderstandingWA,
  title={Understanding Weather and Hospital Admissions Patterns to Inform Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in the Healthcare Sector in Uganda},
  author={Katherine E. Bishop-Williams and Lea Berrang-Ford and Jan M Sargeant and D. L. Baffila Pearl and Shuaib Lwasa and Didacus Bambaiha Namanya and Victoria L. Edge and Ashlee Cunsolo and Yi Huang and James Scott Ford and Tom{\'a}s Jim{\'e}nez Garc{\'i}a and Sherilee L Harper},
  booktitle={International journal of environmental research and public health},
  year={2018}
}
Background: Season and weather are associated with many health outcomes, which can influence hospital admission rates. We examined associations between hospital admissions (all diagnoses) and local meteorological parameters in Southwestern Uganda, with the aim of supporting hospital planning and preparedness in the context of climate change. Methods: Hospital admissions data and meteorological data were collected from Bwindi Community Hospital and a satellite database of weather conditions… CONTINUE READING
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