Original Article

Analysis of Hospital Admissions 2011 Universiade


  • Atıf Bayramoğlu
  • Ethem Acar
  • Ayhan Aköz
  • Arif Onur Eden
  • Özlem Bilir

Received Date: 08.02.2012 Accepted Date: 30.10.2012 Eurasian J Emerg Med 2012;11(4):223-226


Mass organizations such as the Olympic Games are activities that are held at a specific time and location, and more than 1000 people participate The frequency of these organisations is increasing day by day in the modern world. In these organisations, the objectives of the public health teams include preventing or minimizing diseases and injuries and maximizing safety for participants, spectators and officials.

Material and Methods:

The twenty-fifth Winter Universiade games took place between 27 January to 6 February 2011 in Turkey with the participation of 1593 athletes and 844 officials from 52 countries. During the games, approximately 2500 cases presented because of an illness or injury. The hospital division of the health services was provided by our Regional Training and Research Hospital. Therefore, a unit was organised in the emergency department for first assesment and outpatient treatment and also a unit for inpatient treatment in the hospital. All admissions to the hospital except the intensive care unit were made in this unit.


During the games, 351 patients were admitted to the hospital. Of these patients, 332 were discharged after initial treatment and 17 were hospitalized.


The most frequent diagnoses were upper respiratory tract infections and trauma, respectively.

Keywords: Winter Universiade 2011, health organisation, hospital application