Temperature drop can affect respiratory illness several days laterBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7365.618/e (Published 21 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:618
- Roger Dobson
The effects of cold weather on elderly patients can take up to 15 days to have an impact on GPs' consultation rates.
And each drop of 1° C below 5° C increases the number of consultations among elderly people for respiratory problems by 11%, compared with the average number of consultations two weeks before, according to new research. The researchers who did the study …