Preparedness for Mass Gatherings Rescue and Emergency Medical Services' Workloads During Mass Gathering Events
Koski, A., Pappinen, J., Kouvonen, A., et al. (2022). Preparedness for Mass Gatherings: Rescue and Emergency Medical Services' Workloads During Mass Gathering Events. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation, and Emergency Medicine. 30(1):15.
This article analyzed the strain on emergency medical services (EMS) due to mass gatherings by examining EMS data in Finland over a three-year period and nine mass gathering events. The authors found that EMS workload increases during mass gatherings, especially during the night and in proximity to the mass gathering. EMS workload increases during events were due to violence, traffic accidents and other accidents and injuries.