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Understanding the Characteristics of Patient Presentations of Young People at Outdoor Music Festivals

Hutton, A., Ranse, J., Verdonk, N., et al. (2014). Understanding the Characteristics of Patient Presentations of Young People at Outdoor Music Festivals. (Abstract only.) Prehospital Disaster Medicine. 29(2):160-6.

The authors reviewed patient report forms from 26 outdoor music festivals held in four States of Australia during 2010. They found that more females presented than males, and were more likely to report minor illnesses (e.g., headaches). Males were more likely to present with injuries, namely cuts to their face and hands. Alcohol and substance use made up 15% of all presentations.
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