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What caused the spike in mortality in England and Wales in January 2015?

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In the accompanying paper, we described the exceptionally large increase in mortality in England and Wales in 2015, showing how it was driven by deaths among older people, and pointed to a need to look at the functioning of the health and social care system. While that paper examined the overall increase in deaths in 2015, it also noted a very large spike in deaths in January. So far, consensus is lacking on its causes, with some suggesting influenza and cold weather, and others, the cuts to ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0141076817693600

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Journal website
Volume:
110
Issue:
4
Pages:
131-137
Publication date:
2017-02-01
Acceptance date:
2017-02-01
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EISSN:
1758-1095
ISSN:
0141-0768
Source identifiers:
681938
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pubs:681938
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uuid:82413627-ce5c-4aca-82fa-8a4e7c27a1c7
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pubs:681938
Deposit date:
2017-02-27

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