Health service planners must deliver routine and emergency services and, in recent Games, health legacy initiatives, for the local and visiting population. However there is little evidence to support their planning decisions. We therefore evaluated the strategic health planning programme for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games to identify generalisable information for future Games.
The data were prospectively collected in three phases, before, during and after the Games. FINDINGS: We identified five key themes: 1 Systemic Improvement for example in communications, 2 Effective relationships led to efficiencies and permanent gains, such as new relationships with the private sector 3 Difficult relationships led to inefficiencies, for instance, duplication in testing and exercising emergency scenarios, 4 Tendency to over-estimate demand for care, particularly emergency medicine, and 5 Difficulties establishing a health legacy due to its deprioritisation and lack of vision by the programme team.
Это, знаете ли, начало той болезни, закономерное окончание которой вы наблюдаете в своей эпохе. Человечество пытается спрятаться, оно страшится того, что лежит там, в пространстве, и скоро оно накрепко запрет все двери, которые еще ведут во Вселенную. -- Но ведь я только что видел в небе над Диаспаром космические корабли,-- возразил Джизирак.
Relationships must be established early on to avoid duplication, delay and unnecessary expense. There should be greater critical evaluation of the likely demand for health services to reduce the wasting of resources. Finally, if a health legacy is planned, then clear definitions and commitment to its measurement is essential.