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Journal Article
Study

Epidemiology of adverse events in air medical transport.

MacDonald RD, Banks BA, Morrison M. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. 2008;15:923-31.

Air transport of patients is generally safe, with possible patient harm occurring in approximately 1 of 500 flights in this study. Communication problems were most frequently identified, and focusing on improving communication during air transport may yield safety improvements.