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dc.contributor.authorOu, Daniel K Ben
dc.contributor.authorTo, The-Phungen
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, David McDen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-15T23:22:55Z
dc.date.available2015-05-15T23:22:55Z
dc.date.issued2005-12-06en
dc.identifier.citationMedical Journal of Australia; 183(11-12): 675-7en
dc.identifier.govdoc16336172en
dc.identifier.otherPUBMEDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/10050en
dc.description.abstractTo determine whether weather conditions affect emergency department (ED) attendance and admissions from the ED.A retrospective observational study in a large metropolitan ED.ED attendance (total and via ambulance) and admissions to hospital from ED, as a function of weather variables.On warm, dry, sunny and good weather days there were significantly more ED attendances in total than there were on cool, rainy, dull and bad weather days, respectively (P < or = 0.001). There were significant correlations between ED attendance and temperature (r = 0.36, P < 0.001), rainfall (r = - 0.20, P < 0.001) and hours of sunshine (r = 0.17, P = 0.001). Attendance via ambulance was not affected by weather variables. Admissions from the ED were positively correlated with temperature (r = 0.15, P < 0.01) and negatively correlated with rainfall (r = - 0.12, P = 0.02).As there is a clear relationship between weather conditions and ED attendance, incorporating meteorological forecasting into emergency medicine training may improve ED scheduling. To improve the morale of ED staff coping with an onslaught of patients on good weather days, the ED environment should simulate sunny weather, with swimming pools, sun lamps, palm trees and Beach Boys music.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.otherAustraliaen
dc.subject.otherEmergency Service, Hospital.utilizationen
dc.subject.otherHospitals, Urbanen
dc.subject.otherHumansen
dc.subject.otherPatient Admission.statistics & numerical dataen
dc.subject.otherRetrospective Studiesen
dc.subject.otherSeasonsen
dc.subject.otherWeatheren
dc.titleWeather patients will come?en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journaltitleMedical Journal of Australiaen
dc.identifier.affiliationAustin Health, PO Box 5555, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Australiaen
dc.description.pages675-7en
dc.relation.urlhttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16336172en
dc.type.austinJournal Articleen
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crisitem.author.deptPharmacy-
crisitem.author.deptEmergency-
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