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Facilitating Multiagency Collaboration Before Mass Gatherings - The Development of MAGRAT (Mass Gathering Risk Assessment Tool

Journal article
Authors Amir Khorram-Manesh
Andreas Berner
Eric Carlström
Published in Biomedical Journal of Scientific and Technical Research
Volume 24
Issue 5
Pages 18607-18616
ISSN 2574-1241
Publication year 2020
Published at Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Surgery
Institute of Health and Care Sciences
Pages 18607-18616
Language en
Links https://biomedres.us/volume24-issue...
https://doi.org/10.26717/BJSTR.2020...
Keywords Public Agencies, Emergency, Planning, Management, Risk reduction
Subject categories Public health medicine research areas, Disaster medicine

Abstract

the community hosting the event and create security and public health challenges. We aimed to explore whether a mutual planning and risk assessment tool used by emergency public agencies (EPA=emergency medical services, police officers, and firefighters), and organizers may improve planning and resource utilization before any mass gathering. Study Design and Methods: Action research based on interdisciplinary group exercises using a validated method “Three Level Collaboration” and real scenarios. Results: The use of the assessment tool increased the grade of collaboration between public agencies, and organizers and improved the preplanning phase of a mass gathering, particularly for healthcare providers. It was easy to use, feasible for different scenarios and highlighted the significant role and responsibility of organizers in pre-event risk assessment. Conclusion: The new assessment tool (MAGRAT= Mass Gathering Risk Assessment Tool) is an innovative tool for pre-event

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