Surgical and Medical Emergencies on Board of European Aircraft Carriers
The goal of this retrospective study is to describe emergency relevant illnesses occurring in airline passengers.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Surgical and Medical Emergencies on Board of European Aircraft Carriers|
- All cause mortality, cause of medical or surgical emergency while on aircraft [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2008|
The group includes 10189 patients with on board medical or surgical emergencies.
An epidemiologic database documenting medical and surgical emergencies across European airlines will provide access to data potentially valuable for further flight-epidemiological research. Data on medical emergencies / per rpk (revenue passenger kilometres) are sparse and often based on data from a single airline. While handling the data the regulations of the data protection act of the Ethic commission of the Ruhr-University Bochum are fully respected. As noted, evaluation of the data will be completely anonymized without any information regarding the airline or other details than the passengers illness.
Preview: The results of the study specified above will be submitted for publication in a peer review and Medline listed journal.
Study Design: Retrospective, epidemiological study for the evaluation of medical and surgical emergencies on board airliners.
Patients: In the context of a retrospective study approximately 20,000 patient data from 32 European airlines are collected and statistically evaluated.
Documentation: The direct documentation takes place through project responsible person into an electronic statistical data base.
|Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Augusta Krankenanstalt, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany|
|Bochum, NRW, Germany, 44791|
|Study Chair:||Benno Mann, MD||Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Augusta Krankenanstalt, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Ruhr-University Bochum|
|Principal Investigator:||Michael Sand, MD||Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Augusta Krankenanstalt, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany|