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Health service impact from mass-gatherings: A systematic literature review

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Ranse J, Hutton A, Keene T, Lenson S, Luther M, Bost N, Johnston A, Crilly J, Cannon M, Jones N, Hayes C, Burke B. (2016) Health service impact from mass-gatherings: A systematic literature review; paper presented at the 14th International Conference for Emergency Nurses. Alice Springs, Australia. 20th October.

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Health service impact from mass-gatherings: A systematic literature review

  1. 1. Mr Jamie Ranse, A/Prof Alison Hutton, Mr Toby Keene, Mr Shane Lenson, Mr Matt Luther, Dr Amy Johnson, Dr Julia Crilly, Mr Matt Cannon, Ms Nicole Jones, Ms Courtney Hayes, Dr Brandon Burke Health service impact from mass gatherings: A systematic literature review
  2. 2. A mass gathering can be defined as an event where a group of people come together for a common purpose within a particular space or venue background
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  11. 11. • Develop an understanding of the impact on health services from mass gatherings aim
  12. 12. • This research used a systematic literature review methodology • Electronic databases were searched to find articles related to the aim of the review • Articles focused on mass gathering health, provision of in-event health services, ambulance service transportation, and hospital utilization method
  13. 13. method Table 1: Search terms Table 2: Inclusion and exclusion criteria
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  23. 23. discussion • In-event health services – Reporting PPR rather than raw patient numbers – Single case studies and the characteristics of patient presentations – The number of health professionals, discipline area, clinical skill level, and duration of the shift was scantly reported
  24. 24. discussion • External health services – Some insight into the impact on ambulance services – Some insight into the impact on hospital services – Not comparable across events
  25. 25. • There is minimal research focusing on the impact of mass gatherings on health services, such as ambulance services and hospitals • More research and evaluation is required to gain a better understanding of this health space • More collaboration between in-event and external health services conclusion
  26. 26. Mr Jamie Ranse, A/Prof Alison Hutton, Mr Toby Keene, Mr Shane Lenson, Mr Matt Luther, Dr Amy Johnson, Dr Julia Crilly, Mr Matt Cannon, Ms Nicole Jones, Ms Courtney Hayes, Dr Brandon Burke Health service impact from mass gatherings: A systematic literature review

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