Excess Injury Mortality in Washington State During the 2021 Heat Wave
Casey, J., Parks, R., Bruckner, T., et al. (2023). Excess Injury Mortality in Washington State During the 2021 Heat Wave. (Abstract only.) American Journal of Public Health.
The authors used death certificate data to understand whether and how the 2021 heat wave in Washington state led to excess deaths. They used time series to compare deaths during the dates the heat wave occurred against the number of deaths that historically occurred in the same time period. The authors conclude that the heat wave was associated with an increase in injury deaths.