Ambient temperature and mortality from unintentional cocaine overdose Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Disasters
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks
  • Suicide

abstract

  • High ambient temperature is associated with a significant increase in mortality from cocaine overdose. Based on our comparison groups, the increase is not explained by changes in cocaine use among the general population. Although cocaine use is dangerous on all days, it appears to be even more dangerous on hot days.

publication date

  • June 10, 1998

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/jama.279.22.1795

PubMed ID

  • 9628710

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1795

end page

  • 800

volume

  • 279

number

  • 22