Sunday, June 29, 2008
Flying patients by helicopter is a subject of much controversy in the EM literature. There sometimes is no other way to get a sick patient to definitive care, but the statistics are shaky on whether the helicopter is, in the end, worth it. We posted on this just a month ago, and, tragically there has been another crash. With specialists fleeing for the relative safety of large multi-specialty hospitals and ERs closing they are used more and more. EMTALA strikes again.
Posted by 911DOC at Sunday, June 29, 2008