Patient presentations during the 2010 FIFA World Cup: Cape Town, South Africa's public emergency centres

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Smith, Wayne en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Allgaier, Rachel en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Galal, Meenal en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-15T14:05:02Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-15T14:05:02Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Galal, M. 2012. Patient presentations during the 2010 FIFA World Cup: Cape Town, South Africa's public emergency centres. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/6559
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract In light of the inconclusive findings highlighted within the literature currently, suggestions have been made that further studies are required in order to gain deeper insight into the dynamics and variables which may influence patient presentation to emergency centres during major sporting events, as well as their significance, if any. The primary aim of the study is to determine what impact the 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM had on emergency centre presentations. The objective of the study is to conduct a retrospective, observational, cross-sectional study utilizing previously collected audit data from emergency centre records during the period of a major sporting event, the 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM, ie. 11th June 2010 to 11th July 2010. The data of the WC2010 audit will be analysed to assess the presence of any statistically significant differences between analyzed variables within the period in question as compared with the control period (11th June to 11th July 2009), in which there was an absence of such an event. A comparison of the data described, to control periods with an absence of major sporting events may allow insight into whether such events require consideration of staffing requirements, capacity/throughput assessment and contingency planning, or not. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.title Patient presentations during the 2010 FIFA World Cup: Cape Town, South Africa's public emergency centres en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Division of Emergency Medicine en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MMed en_ZA
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