Lethal hypothermia in South Australia

Fiona Bright, Calle Winskog and Roger W Byard
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (11): 622. || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11379
Published online: 10 December 2012

To the Editor: Deaths resulting from hypothermia are not limited to colder climates or to the winter months, and have previously been highlighted as a public health problem in temperate regions in Australia.1 We recently reported the details of a hypothermic death in a home in South Australia, and raised concerns about the contribution of poor domestic energy efficiency to such fatalities.2

  • Fiona Bright
  • Calle Winskog
  • Roger W Byard

  • University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA.

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