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Mental health service demand during the Summer Olympics: literature review

  • Dominic Dougall (a1), Cornelius Kelly (a2) and Masum Khwaja (a1)

Abstract

Aims and method

Estimates of the impact of the London 2012 Olympic Games on general health service demand have been made. However, there are no formal estimates for mental health demand. Our aim was to conduct a review to identify data on mental health service demand during the previous ten Summer Olympics.

Results

Eight relevant papers were identified. Little has been published on mental health demand; however, available data suggest demand will not substantially increase.

Clinical implications

NHS London has no pan-London strategy for mental health services during the Olympics. This may not be unreasonable given the lack of evidence for increased demand during previous Olympics. However, high bed occupancy rates in mental health units in London and other strains on resources may amplify the impact of even small increases in demand on services.

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This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Dominic Dougall (dominic.dougall@nhs.net)

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Mental health service demand during the Summer Olympics: literature review

  • Dominic Dougall (a1), Cornelius Kelly (a2) and Masum Khwaja (a1)

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  • Dominic Dougall (a1), Cornelius Kelly (a2) and Masum Khwaja (a1)
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