Medical Services during the 24th Summer Universiade

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Pisit Lertwanich
Somyot Wunnasinthop
Theerawoot Tharmviboonsri
Apichat Asavamongkolkul
Teerawat Kulthanan


Background: International sports competitions are one of the mass gathering events which require a well-planned medical care system for large numbers of participants. The Universiade, the World University Games, is organized for university athletes every two years.
Methods: The medical service organization was presented and the medical care for injuries and illnesses provided during the 24th Summer Universiade were described.
Results: During 1 to 23 August 2007, a total of 5,641 patients aged 12-89 years (including 1,700 athletes) received medical care. There were 2,535 cases (44.9%) using the Athletesั Village Polyclinic, 2,755 cases (48.8%) using the on-site medical units, and 351 cases (6.2%) using Thammasat Hospital. For the patients presented at the Athletesั Village Polyclinic, muscle
strain was the most common injury (n=287, 34.1%), and musculoskeletal system problems were the most common illnesses (n= 484, 27.33%). Nineteen patients required hospital admission at Thammasat Hospital.
Conclusion: This information might be useful for planning medical services in international multi-sport competitions in the future.


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Lertwanich, P. ., Wunnasinthop, S. ., Tharmviboonsri, T. ., Asavamongkolkul, A. ., & Kulthanan, T. . (2020). Medical Services during the 24th Summer Universiade. Siriraj Medical Journal, 63(1), 8–11. Retrieved from
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