Is air transport faster? A comparison of air versus ground transport times for interfacility transfers in a regional referral system.

@article{Svenson2006IsAT,
  title={Is air transport faster? A comparison of air versus ground transport times for interfacility transfers in a regional referral system.},
  author={James E Svenson and Jill E O'Connor and M Bruce Lindsay},
  journal={Air medical journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={170-2}
}
INTRODUCTION Helicopter transport is often considered in an effort to minimize time to critical interventions, such as cardiac catheterization or arterial thrombolysis in stroke patients. However, for interfacility transports, the extra time considerations for helicopter preparation, takeoff, and time to get to the transferring hospital may not offset the slower transport times for local ground ambulances. The purpose of this study was to compare transport times for helicopter with traditional… CONTINUE READING
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