This is a preliminary report relating to research undertaken with an aim to enhance the understanding of the health service requirements at an outdoor music festival by describing the health service usage in one Australian jurisdiction. In particular, this research aims to describe the patient characteristics for the following patient populations:
- Those patients who presented for onsite care at the event, provided by St John Ambulance Australia (ACT),
- Those patients whose care was escalated to onsite doctors, nurses and paramedics volunteering at the event with St John Ambulance Australia (ACT),
- Those patients whose care was escalated to the care of ACT Ambulance Service, and
- Those patients who had care provided at either the Canberra Hospital or Calvary Hospital in the ACT.
Ranse, J., Lenson, S., Keene, T., Luther, M., Burke, B., Hutton, A., & Jones, N. 2015.Patient presentations and health service impact: A case study from a mass gathering.[Report]