Music Genre as a Predictor of Resource Utilization at Outdoor Music Concerts
Westrol, M., Koneru, S., McIntyre, N., et al. (2017). Music Genre as a Predictor of Resource Utilization at Outdoor Music Concerts. (Abstract only.) Prehospital Disaster Medicine. 32(3): 289-296.
The authors reviewed ten years’ worth of patient logs from an “open-air, contemporary amphitheater” to understand the relationship select variables had on the use of medical resources. Overall results indicated that music genre (alternative rock, hip-hop/rap, modern rock, heavy metal/hard rock, and country music), higher temperatures, and whether the event was a “festival” were significantly related to medical complaints. Alcohol/drug intoxicated patients were significantly more likely to be transported to the hospital, and intoxication was found to be significantly more present at hip hop/rap concerts. The authors encourage planners to incorporate these considerations into their work.