What is it about?

Despite their popularity and unique characteristics, county shows, also known as agricultural fairs, are amongst the least-studied mass-gathering events. This study involved analyzing the characteristics of medical contacts during a major county show and assessing the level of medical coverage provided.

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Why is it important?

An understanding of the event characteristics, demographics, and nature of medical contacts will provide organizers, medical officers, and local emergency services with information about the level of coverage and resources required.


The majority of presentations were due to minor injuries or ailments. This data can further help advance knowledge of mass-gathering medicine across the various types of events

Dr Amir Pakravan
University of Suffolk

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This page is a summary of: Suffolk Show 2011: Prehospital Medical Coverage in a Mass-gathering Event, Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, August 2013, Cambridge University Press,
DOI: 10.1017/s1049023x13008819.
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