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December 2021

[Report from the medical tent at three rock festivals. Lots of music, great fun and very little drunkeness]

Journal/Book: Lakartidningen. 1999; 96: 2874-6.

Abstract: Rock festivals are popular summer attractions in Scandinavia, and each of the largest festivals has its own voluntary medical crew of doctors, nurses and nursing auxiliaries. The medical crew is an important part of the festival safety facilities, providing free acute health care to festival visitors, and thus relieving pressure on local primary health centres and hospitals. In 1998, 797 of the 25,000 visitors to the three- day Hultsfred Festival were treated at the medical tent, 465 of them by a doctor; and 305 of the 17,000 people attending the two-day Fanclub88 event were treated at the medical tent, 132 by a doctor. No figures are available for the 1998 Roskilde Festival in Denmark, but at the 1997 festival, 3,369 of the 95,000 visitors were treated at the medical tent.

Keyword(s): Denmark. Emergency Medical Services/statistics & numerical data. English Abstract. Holidays. Human. Music. Safety. Sweden


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