reference : Impacts of extreme heat on emergency medical service calls in King County, Washington, 2007–2012: Relative risk and time series analyses of basic and advanced life support

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Abstract Exposure to excessive heat kills more people than any other weather-related phenomenon, aggravates chronic diseases, and causes direct heat illness. Strong associations between extreme heat and health have been identified through increased mortality and hospitalizations and there is growing evidence demonstrating increased emergency department visits and demand for emergency medical services (EMS). The purpose of this study is to build on an existing regional assessment of mortality and hospitalizations by analyzing EMS demand associated with extreme heat, using calls as a health metric, in King County, Washington (WA), for a 6-year period.
Author Calkins, Miriam M.; Isaksen, Tania Busch; Stubbs, Benjamin A.; Yost, Michael G.; Fenske, Richard A.
DOI 10.1186/s12940-016-0109-0
Date January 28
ISSN 1476-069X
Issue 1
Journal Environmental Health
Pages 13
Title Impacts of extreme heat on emergency medical service calls in King County, Washington, 2007–2012: Relative risk and time series analyses of basic and advanced life support
Type of Article journal article
Volume 15
Year 2016
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