But when the Red Sox won four games in the ALCS, which has kept alive the series, ratings soared and emergency room visits decreased by about 5 percent below the normal volume.Other studies have demonstrated that deaths help to increase the Super Bowl Sunday.
But researchers say it is the first study to link the size of a sporting event, as determined by the Nielson ratings, the degree of decreased emergency department visits.
‘Public health is to find people here use their discretion when they decide to come to the emergency room,’ says researcher Kenneth Mandl, MD, emergency physician at Children’s Hospital in Boston, in a press release.
The results showed that emergency room visits increased by about 15 percent more popular games – games three four of the ALCS – Red Sox when the face of possible elimination. Option of a medical emergency?
A decrease greater than 15 percent of emergency room visits was found on both the seventh game of the ALCS when the Red Sox won the championship in the last game of the World Series.
The study results appear in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. In addition, the game, the quieter the emergency department
The researchers compared emergency room visits for six hospitals in the Boston area over the last seven games of the American League Championship Series 2004 between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees and four World Series games between the Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals. This was then compared to non-game days as in 2003 and 2002.
A medical emergency may be rejected by many sports fans when their favorite team wins a big game on TV.
The study found that emergency room visits decreased by up to 15 percent during the most watched games in the series championship. But emergency room visits increased by about the same amount during the games seemed the least when the Red Sox face possible elimination.
Previous studies have shown that the overall decrease in emergency room visits of major sporting events such as people gather to watch the game at the stadium or on television.
Ratings television show that more than half in households in the Boston area were listening to each of these games, and the results suggest that the action on the ground made a couple of medical emergencies ‘optional’.