Mental Health Admissions
Admissions to a mental health emergency room and full moons
A dataset with 36 observations on the following 3 variables.
| Month of the year
| Relatinship to full moon:
| Number of emergency room admissions
Some researchers in the early 1970s set out to study whether there is a
"full-moon" effect on emergency room admissions at a mental health hospital. They separated the data over 12 months into
rates before the full moon (mean number of patients seen 4-13 days before the full moon), during
the full moon (the number of patients seen on the full moon day), and after the full moon (mean
number of patients seen 4-13 days after the full moon).
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics and its Applications by Richard J. Larsen and Morris L. Marx.
Prentice Hall:Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1986.
The original discussion of the study is in Blackman, S., and Catalina, D. (1973). "The moon and the emergency
room." Perceptual and Motor Skills 37, 624-626.
Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.