On the Way Out An Analysis of Patient Transfers from Four Large-Scale North American Music Festivals Over Two Years
Turris, S., Callaghan, C., Rabb, H., et al. (2019). On the Way Out: An Analysis of Patient Transfers from Four Large-Scale North American Music Festivals Over Two Years. (Abstract only.) Prehospital Disaster Medicine. 34(1):72-81.
Analyses of 34 music festival event days revealed 10,406 patient encounters, with 156 patients transferred offsite for further evaluation. While the authors found that the presence of higher level of care teams may have reduced the number of patient transfers for intoxication, they identified areas for improvement in on-site care (e.g., on-site radiology) and non-emergency transport vehicles to reduce the impact of music festivals on local healthcare providers.