Effect of Korea's Heat Wave Policy on the Medical Use of the Elderly: A Nationwide Study

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Originally Aired - Wednesday, March 13 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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Location: W110A


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Type: Other Educational Events

Session ID: EHL6

Title: Effect of Korea's Heat Wave Policy on the Medical Use of the Elderly: A Nationwide Study

Description: Heat waves are a serious problem around the world, especially affecting the elderly and low-income groups. South Korea implemented policies in 2016 to protect vulnerable elderly individuals from these heat waves. This study aims to evaluate the policy's effectiveness by examining medical utilization for heat-related illnesses in the elderly before and after its implementation. The study observed 16,094 individuals aged 65 and above from 2010 to 2020, and it was set for patients who had been admitted to the hospital due to heat diseases. The implementation of the heat wave policy was related to the reduction of outpatient visits due to heat-related illness in the vulnerable group (p - value < 0.05).

Level: Introductory

Learning Objective #1: Identify the significance of implementing public health policies to manage heat-related illnesses, particularly in the context of protecting the elderly

Learning Objective #2: Present potential public health measures and interventions that can be applied to safeguard the elderly and other vulnerable groups during heatwaves, based on the study's findings

Learning Objective #3: Evaluate the effectiveness of public health policies and interventions aimed at managing heat-related illnesses in vulnerable groups

 

Learning Objective #4: Relate the importance of addressing health disparities and promoting social equity in healthcare policies within the context of climate-related challenges


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Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 12:00 PM
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Continuing Education Credits

  • ACPE – 1 Credit(s)
  • CAHIMS – 1 Credit(s)
  • CME – 1 Credit(s)
  • CNE – 1 Credit(s)
  • CPD UK – 1 Credit(s)
  • CPHIMS – 1 Credit(s)

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    • Public Health and Population Health

    Audience

    • Data Scientist
    • Population Health Management Professional
    • Public Health Practitioner