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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Excess winter deaths

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NICE Guideline NG6 - Excess winter deaths and illness and the health risks associated with cold homes

Almost all causes of death show some variation with season. Overall, the death rate is higher during winter months and these deaths are referred to as 'excess winter deaths'. In the UK, these figures are based on death rates from December to the end of March.

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