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Hot of not: physiological versus meteorological heatwaves-support for a mean temperature threshold

Luther, Matt; Gardiner, Fergus W; Hansen, Claire; Caldicott, David


The aim of this study was to determine whether a revised heat warning threshold provides an enhanced predictive tool for increases in Emergency Department heat-related presentations in Canberra, Australia. All Emergency Department triage records containing the word "heat", as well as those diagnosing a heat related illness for the summer periods 2013/2014, 2014/2015, and 2015/2016 were searched. Then a medical record review was conducted to confirm that the patient's presentation was related to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-07-26
Type: Journal article
Source: International journal of environmental research and public health
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph13080753


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