Ambient heat and risks of emergency department visits among adults in the United States: time stratified case crossover study

Author: Shengzhi Sun, et al.

Year: 2021

Published in: BMJ 2021; 375

Among both younger and older adults, days of extreme heat are associated with a higher risk of ED visits for any cause, heat related illness, renal disease, and mental disorders. These results suggest that the adverse health effects of extreme heat are not limited to older adults and carry important implications for the health of adults across the age spectrum.