Analysis of the quality of data issued from Beirut's hospitals in order to measure short-term health effects of air pollution

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dc.contributor.author Nakhle, Mrad
dc.contributor.author Farah, W.
dc.contributor.author Ziade, N.
dc.contributor.author Abboud, M.
dc.contributor.author Zaarour, R.
dc.contributor.author Abdel Massih, T.
dc.contributor.author Zoghbi, A.
dc.contributor.author Coussa-Koniski, M.-L.
dc.contributor.author Annesi-Maesano, I.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-26T10:47:36Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-26T10:47:36Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-06-26
dc.identifier.issn 0398-7620 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10910
dc.description.abstract Background The effects of air pollution on human health have been the subject of much public health research. Several techniques and methods of analysis have been developed. Thus, Beirut Air Pollution and Health Effects (BAPHE) was designed to develop a methodology adapted to the context of the city of Beirut in order to quantify the short-term health effects of air pollution. Methods The quality of data collected from emergency units was analyzed in order to properly estimate hospitalizations via these units. This study examined the process of selecting and validating health and pollution indicators. Results The different sources of data from emergency units were not correlated. BAPHE was therefore reoriented towards collecting health data from the emergency registry of each hospital. A pilot study determined the appropriate health indicators for BAPHE and created a classification methodology for data collection. Conclusion In Lebanon, several studies have attempted to indirectly assess the impact of air pollution on health. They had limitations and weaknesses and offered no recommendations regarding the sources and quality of data. The present analysis will be useful for BAPHE and for planning further studies. en_US
dc.language.iso fr en_US
dc.title Analysis of the quality of data issued from Beirut's hospitals in order to measure short-term health effects of air pollution en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201000174 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Revue d'Épidémiologie et de Santé Publique en_US
dc.journal.volume 61 en_US
dc.journal.issue 6 en_US
dc.article.pages 551-558 en_US
dc.keywords Atmospheric pollution en_US
dc.keywords Health indicator en_US
dc.keywords Hospitalization en_US
dc.keywords Quality en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respe.2013.09.001 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Mrad-NakhleM., Farah W., Ziade N., Abboud M., Gerard J., Zaarour R., Saliba N.,Dabar G., Abdel Massih T., Zoghbi A., M-L., Coussa-Koniski M.-L. & Annesi-Maesano I. (2013). Analysis of the quality of data issued from Beirut's hospitals in order to measure short-term health effects of air pollution. Revue d’Épidémiologie et de santé Publique 61 (6) 551-558 en_US
dc.author.email marie-louise.koniski@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0398762013010456 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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