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The health impacts of heat waves in five regions of New South Wales, Australia: A case-only analysis

Khalaj, Benoosh; Lloyd, Glenis; Sheppeard, Vicki; Dear, Keith

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Objectives: To determine and characterise the health impacts of extreme heat events on the population in five regions of New South Wales (NSW). Such data provide evidence necessary for the development of policy and programme initiatives designed to reduce the burden of disease due to the impact of climate change. Methods: A case-only approach was used to analyse 1,497,655 emergency hospital admissions in Sydney East and West, Illawarra, Gosford-Wyong and Newcastle. The distribution of daily...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/64711
Source: International Archives of Occupational and Environ
DOI: 10.1007/s00420-010-0534-2

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