reference : Heat wave morbidity and mortality, Milwaukee, Wis, 1999 vs 1995: An improved response?

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Abstract Objectives. This study examined whether differences in heat alone, as opposed to public health interventions or other factors, accounted for the reduction in heat-related deaths and paramedic emergency medical service (EMS) runs between 1995 and 1999 during 2 heat waves occurring in Milwaukee, Wis.; Methods. Two previously described prediction models were adapted to compare expected and observed heat-related morbidity and mortality in 1999 based on the city's 1995 experience.; Results. Both models showed that heat-related deaths and EMS runs in 1999 were at least 49% lower than levels predicted by the 1995 relation between heat and heat-related deaths or EMS runs.; Conclusions. Reductions in heat-related morbidity and mortality in 1999 were not attributable to differences in heat levels alone. Changes in public health preparedness and response may also have contributed to these reductions.
Accession Number ISI:000175222200037
Alternate Journal Am J Public Health
Author Weisskopf, M. G.; Anderson, H. A.; Foldy, S.; Hanrahan, L. P.; Blair, K.; Török, T. J.; Rumm, P. D.
Author Address Weisskopf, MG; Harvard Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Nutr, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115 USA; Harvard Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Nutr, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115 USA; Ctr Dis Control & Prevent, Epidemiol Program Off, Epidem Intelligence Serv, Atlanta, GA USA; Wisconsin Dept Hlth & Family Serv, Madison, WI USA; City Milwaukee Hlth Dept, Milwaukee, WI USA; Med Coll Wisconsin, Dept Family & Community Med, Milwaukee, WI 53226 USA; Ctr Dis Control & Prevent, Div Appl Publ Hlth Training, Atlanta, GA USA
DOI 10.2105/AJPH.92.5.830
Date May
ISSN 0090-0036
Issue 5
Journal American Journal of Public Health
Keywords st-louis; chicago; deaths
Language English
Notes 545MV; Times Cited:59; Cited References Count:26
Pages 830-833
Title Heat wave morbidity and mortality, Milwaukee, Wis, 1999 vs 1995: An improved response?
URL http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/pdf/10.2105/AJPH.92.5.830
Volume 92
Year 2002
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