Weather reports to be used to forecast NHS workload

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 04 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:251
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    Weather reports will be used to help forecast NHS workloads this winter, following on from the results published last week of a feasibility study by the health forecasting unit of the Met Office (the United Kingdom's national weather forecasting service).

    The project, Forecasting the Nation's Health, was funded by the winter and emergency planning team at the Department of Health but will also receive £1.4m ($2m) from the Treasury over the next …

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