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  1. Medical care delivery at the 1996 Olympic Games.

    Article - En anglais

    Context. - Mass gatherings like the 1996 Olympic Games require medical services for large populations assembled under unusual circumstances.

    Objective

    - To examine delivery of medical services and to provide data for planning future events.

    Deslgn. - Observational cohort study, with review of medical records at Olympics medical facilities.

    Setting

    - One large multipurpose clinic and 128 medical aid stations operating at Olympics-sponsored sites in the vicinity of Atlanta, Ga.

    Participants

    - A total of 10 715 patients, including 1804 athletes, 890 officials, 480 Olympic dignitaries, 3280 volunteers, 3482 spectators, and 779 others who received medical care from a physician at an Olympic medical station.

    Main Outcome Measures

    - Number of injuries and cases of heat-related illness among participant categories, medical use rates among participants with official Games credentials, and use rates per 10 000 persons attending athletic competitions.

    Results

    - Injuries, accounting for 35% of all medical visits, were more common among athletes (51.9% of their visits, P<. 001) than among other groups.

    Injuries accounted for 31.4% of all other groups combined.

    Spectators and volunteers accounted for most (88.9%, P<. 001) of the 1059 visits for heat-related illness.

    The rates for number of medical encounters treated by a physician were highest for athletes (16.2 per 100 persons, P<. 001) and lowest for volunteers (2.0 per 100).

    Overall physician treatment rate was 4. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Soin, Installation olympique, Sport, Organisation santé, Evaluation, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Soins médicaux, Jeux olympiques

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Care, Olympic facility, Sport, Public health organization, Evaluation, Human, United States, North America, America

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0261576

    Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 11/09/1998.