Number and rate of cold-related injuries among people experiencing homelessness visiting Toronto-area hospitals
Project ID: 2022-026/2023 0950 144 000
Type of Response: Rapid response
Knowledge User: Emergency Medicine, Unity Health Toronto
ICES Scientist: Refik Saskin
Summary: People experiencing homelessness are more prone to experiencing injuries related to exposure. In the winter months, these include cold-related injuries such as frostbite and hypothermia. The project aims to provide the number and rate of cold-related injuries at Toronto-based hospitals among people identified as experiencing homelessness during visits between 2016-2022.