Variables influencing medical usage rates, injury patterns, and levels of care for mass gatherings.

@article{Milsten2003VariablesIM,
  title={Variables influencing medical usage rates, injury patterns, and levels of care for mass gatherings.},
  author={Andrew M Milsten and Kevin G Seaman and Peter Liu and Rick A Bissell and Brian J Maguire},
  journal={Prehospital and disaster medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={334-46}
}
OBJECTIVES Mass gatherings create difficult environments for which to plan emergency medical responses. The purpose of this study was to identify those variables that are associated with increased medical usage rates (MURs) and certain injury patterns that can be used to facilitate the planning process. METHODS Patient information collected at three types of mass gatherings (professional American football and baseball games and rock concerts) over a three-year period was reviewed… CONTINUE READING

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