Medical Support for Children's Mass Gatherings
Thierbach, A.R., Wolcke, B.B., Piepho, T., et al. (2003). Medical Support for Children's Mass Gatherings. (Abstract only.) Prehospital Disaster Medicine. 18(1):14-9.
The authors describe the medical care provided to children at a television-sponsored fair. During this event, approximately 20% of the children (under 10 years of age) seeking medical attention were not accompanied by adults; the authors emphasize that medical providers consider this finding and be qualified to handle all types of medical emergencies.