Accidents and repatriation

Leggat, Peter A., and Fischer, Philip R. (2006) Accidents and repatriation. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 4 (3-4). pp. 135-146.

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Accidents and injury contribute greatly to the morbidity and mortality of travellers worldwide, with road traffic accidents being a major contributer. Those travelers with serious illness and injury may need specialised medical evacuation services, which may involve an air ambulance and a specialised medical team. Such aeromedical repatriations require considerable organisation and liaison between the sending and receiving medical services and other interested parties. However, the majority of travellers requiring emergency assistance are stable patients requiring referral for medical or dental attention or special requirements for carriage on scheduled aircraft.

Item ID: 3922
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-0442
Keywords: travel medicine; traveller; accidents; repatriation
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2009 01:35
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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