Seasonal variations effect on trauma admissions: Myth or reality?


It has been long hypothesised that the volume of trauma is related to the weather. This hypothesis has been strongly supported by various studies showing this relationship both in adult and paediatric populations. Projection of admission figures based on weather forecasting has the potential to become a significant tool in predicting the short to medium term workload and therefore improve the provision of emergency care. To achieve that, there is a need for more accurate weather forecasting and a better understanding of how weather affects workload. This would allow for evidence based changes in the allocation of resources.

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