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The Value of Local Heatwave Impact Assessment: A Case-Crossover Analysis of Hospital Emergency Department Presentations in Tasmania, Australia

Authors
  • campbell, sharon l.
  • remenyi, tomas a.
  • williamson, grant j.
  • white, christopher j.
  • johnston, fay h.
Publication Date
Oct 02, 2019
Source
MDPI
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Language
English
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Green
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Abstract

1.36) for children 5 years and under. A less precise association in the same direction was found for those over 65 years. For diagnostic subgroups, non-significant increases in ED presentations were observed for asthma, diabetes, hypertension, and atrial fibrillation. These findings may assist ED surge capacity planning and public health preparedness and response activities for heatwave events in Tasmania, highlighting the importance of using local research to inform local practice.

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