Winter excess in hospital admissions, in-patient mortality and length of acute hospital stay in stroke: a hospital database study over six seasonal years in Norfolk, UK.

@article{Myint2007WinterEI,
  title={Winter excess in hospital admissions, in-patient mortality and length of acute hospital stay in stroke: a hospital database study over six seasonal years in Norfolk, UK.},
  author={Phyo Kyaw Myint and Sarah L. Vowler and Peter R Woodhouse and Oliver Redmayne and Robert A Fulcher},
  journal={Neuroepidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={79-85}
}
BACKGROUND Several studies have examined the incidence and mortality of stroke in relation to season. However, the evidence is conflicting partly due to variation in the populations (community vs. hospital-based), and in climatic conditions between studies. Moreover, they may not have been able to take into account the age, sex and stroke type of the study population. We hypothesized that the age, sex and type of stroke are major determinants of the presence or absence of winter excess in… CONTINUE READING

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