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Epidemiology of Aeromedical Evacuation

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01071382
First Posted: February 19, 2010
Last Update Posted: October 16, 2012
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Collaborator:
Workers Samaritan Federation Germany
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michael Sand, Ruhr University of Bochum
  Purpose
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.

Condition
Apoplexy Femoral Neck Fracture Myocardial Infarction Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Polytrauma

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

Further study details as provided by Michael Sand, 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)
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients who were repatriated from abroad because of a medical emergency
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • medical emergency and aeromedical evacuation / repatriation

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Ruhr University of Bochum
Workers Samaritan Federation Germany
Investigators
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

Publications:
Responsible Party: Michael Sand, Dr., Ruhr University of Bochum
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01071382     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 002
First Submitted: February 18, 2010
First Posted: February 19, 2010
Last Update Posted: October 16, 2012
Last Verified: October 2012

Keywords provided by Michael Sand, Ruhr University of Bochum:
Aeromedical Evacuation
Repatriation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Infarction
Myocardial Infarction
Hemorrhage
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Femoral Neck Fractures
Multiple Trauma
Ischemia
Pathologic Processes
Necrosis
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Intracranial Hemorrhages
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Hip Fractures
Femoral Fractures
Fractures, Bone
Wounds and Injuries
Hip Injuries
Leg Injuries