Mass gathering medicine: A review

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The provision for emergency medical care for spectators and participants at large events is a growing area of interest. This article describes the definition and characteristics of medical care at mass gatherings. The literature is reviewed with regard to the planning, organization, personnel, and staffing required at these events. The equipment and transportation assets needed are also discussed. Disaster and mass casualty planning implications also are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-72
Number of pages5
JournalPrehospital and Disaster Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • confined spaces
  • costs
  • crowds
  • emergency medical services
  • equipment
  • mass gathering
  • mass gathering medicine
  • medical control
  • medical coverage of mass gatherings
  • non-conveyance
  • organization
  • physician involvement at mass gatherings
  • planning
  • spectators
  • staffing
  • training
  • transportation
  • weather

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency


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