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[Effects of heat waves on mortality in Germany].

Authors
  • Bittner, M-I
Type
Published Article
Journal
Gesundheitswesen (Bundesverband der Ärzte des Öffentlichen Gesundheitsdienstes (Germany))
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2014
Volume
76
Issue
8-9
Pages
508–512
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1355404
PMID: 24163214
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Heat waves present an increasing threat to population's health; there is increased activity in terms of research and preventive measures since the heat waves in 2003. This is the first narrative review of studies on heat wave-associated mortality in Germany. The review and critical evaluation includes 12 studies. Notable differences in the research methodology were observed. Scientific knowledge on heat wave-associated mortality in Germany is insufficient. So far, most studies have focused on large cities or states/provinces. However, risk assessments play an important role in deciding upon and planning of preventive measures.

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