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Epidemiology of Aeromedical Evacuation

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Workers Samaritan Federation Germany
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michael Sand, Ruhr University of Bochum Identifier:
First received: February 18, 2010
Last updated: October 15, 2012
Last verified: October 2012

Increasing air travel has resulted in a significant increase in aeromedical evacuation over the past decade. However there is only a small amount of epidemiological data available on the diagnosis, costs and transport characteristics of aeromedical evacuation cases. In the present study Cases of aeromedical evacuation by a relief organization (Workers' Samaritan Federation Germany) were analyzed based on the following criteria: age, sex and diagnosis of the patient, ventilation mode, days of illness before transport, type of transport, flight routes, flying time, flight distance, type of aircraft, type and distance of connecting transport from the destination airport to the final hospital, total cost per repatriation, and costs per flight-minute of each transport type.

Femoral Neck Fracture
Myocardial Infarction
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Epidemiology of Aeromedical Evacuation

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Further study details as provided by Ruhr University of Bochum:

Enrollment: 504
Study Start Date: February 2010
Study Completion Date: February 2010
Primary Completion Date: February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients who were repatriated from abroad because of a medical emergency


Inclusion Criteria:

  • medical emergency and aeromedical evacuation / repatriation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • none
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01071382

Sponsors and Collaborators
Ruhr University of Bochum
Workers Samaritan Federation Germany
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Sand Dermatologic Surgery Unit, Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Study Director: PD Dr. Falk G. Bechara Dermatologic Surgery Unit, Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Study Chair: Univ.- Prof. Dr. Peter Altmeyer Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
  More Information

Responsible Party: Michael Sand, Dr., Ruhr University of Bochum Identifier: NCT01071382     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 002
Study First Received: February 18, 2010
Last Updated: October 15, 2012
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

Keywords provided by Ruhr University of Bochum:
Aeromedical Evacuation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Femoral Neck Fractures
Myocardial Infarction
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Brain Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Femoral Fractures
Fractures, Bone
Heart Diseases
Hip Fractures
Intracranial Hemorrhages
Leg Injuries
Myocardial Ischemia
Nervous System Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Vascular Diseases
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on November 20, 2014