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Temperature drop can affect respiratory illness several days later

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7365.618/e (Published 21 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:618
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    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 …

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