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Original Article Descriptive analysis of medical care utilization during the 24th Seoul Olympic Games
Myongsei Sohn, Seung Hum Yu, Eun Cheol Park, Chun Bae Kim, Young Doo Lee, Byung Ryun Cho, Un Hang Shin
Epidemiol Health 1988;10(2):281-291
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In order to sum up the cumulative quantity and ratio of practice delivered during the 24th Seoul Olympic Games to the participating athletes and officials, descriptive study was derived from the Olympic Health Management Information System(OHMIS) in the SLOOC. There were analyzed with the quantity of disease incidence and physician visit dividing by the total participating person. 1. The average physician visit per the participating athletes in Seoul amounted 0.49 was smaller than 0.75 at L.A. and 0.53 at Montreal, however, if A.T. service is considered the ratio, was about the same level with that of L.A. 2. Venue medical services utilization was much larger with amounted 72.4%, whereas village medical center’s utilization was smaller with 26.9%. The number of out-patient physician visit per hundred persons during 2 weeks period in venue clinic was 22.4 times and village medical center was 8.33 times and athletes, officials and others’ medical demand excluding spectators was 30.9 times. 3. The quantity of medical demand increased as the number of athletes and officials increased, however, the increase of utilization rate was not so significant. 4. The medical demand was calculated by continents respectively, and Africa, central and south America, middle east Asia proved to higher rate than more industrialized continent or region. 5. The Medical demand according to sports, event can be ranked from higher to lower in such order as arranged as follows: Yachting, Wrestling Tennis, and Soccor, etc. The medical demand according to international classification of disease-9, accident and injury ranked highest.


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