Winter mortality in elderly people in Britain: Author's reply

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7472.977 (Published 21 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:977
  1. Paul Wilkinson (Paul.Wilkinson@lshtm.ac.uk), senior lecturer1
  1. 1 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT

    EDITOR—Keatinge and Donaldson and Woodall point out the important evidence that winter and cold-related mortality may be caused by outdoor exposures to cold. We strongly support their view that to date public health strategies to reduce winter mortality have paid insufficient attention to reducing outdoor cold stress.

    However, our study …

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