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A study of the short-term associations between hospital admissions and mortality from heart failure and meteorological variables in Hong Kong: Weather and heart failure in Hong Kong.

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Background

Previous research has shown winter peaks for both hospitalizations and mortality from HF, but few studies have examined the association between meteorological parameters and HF.

Methods

Daily HF admissions to Hong Kong public hospitals, which cover about 83% of total admissions, and daily HF deaths, were obtained for 2002–2011. Generalized additive (Poisson) regression models were used with daily HF admissions/mortality as outcomes and dailymean tempera...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM, NDM Strategic
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of Cardiology Journal website
Volume:
228
Pages:
537-542
Publication date:
2016-11-05
Acceptance date:
2016-11-06
DOI:
ISSN:
1874-1754
Pubs id:
pubs:664283
URN:
uri:d531492b-879c-497d-b59f-b6761d54b808
UUID:
uuid:d531492b-879c-497d-b59f-b6761d54b808
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pubs:664283

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