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October 2021

Medical services at a music festival

Author(s): McCallum, J. A., Boswell, R., Hunton, R.

Journal/Book: N Z Med J. 1975; 82: 76-80.

Abstract: A three-day open air musical festival attended by approximately 20 000 people was held at Ngaruawahia in January 1973. A medical service was provided and staffed mainly by medical students, nurses and young medical graduates. There were 1998 patient visits to the medical area, the five most common complaints being sunburn, headaches, minor foot trauma, gastroenteritis and lacerations which collectively accounted for 75 percent of the diagnoses. The medical services provided are discussed and recommendations for future festivals made.

Keyword(s): Emergency Medical Services|/MA. Music|

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