A Bayesian analysis of the impact of air pollution episodes on cardio-respiratory hospital admissions in the Greater London area

Marta Blangiardo*, Sylvia Richardson, John Gulliver, Anna Hansell

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a Bayesian hierarchical model to evaluate the effect of long-range and local range PM10 during air pollution episodes on hospital admissions for cardio-respiratory diseases in Greater London. These episodes in 2003 are matched with the same periods during the previous year, used as a control. A baseline dose-response function is estimated for the controls and carried forward in the episodes, which are characterised by an additional component that estimates their specific effect on the health outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-80
Number of pages12
JournalStatistical Methods in Medical Research
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes

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