n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Aeromedicine - a regional approach : main topic

Volume 22, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Aeromedical transport is no longer a rarity but rather an everyday event. <br>Although initial development was under the auspices of the military a highly successful civilian model has developed. <br>South African medical practitioners often shy away from utilising an aeromedical service due to the perceived high financial cost of such a service. <br>When used appropriately the aircraft can greatly benefit patient care while at the same time costing less than equivalent road transportation. <br>The full range of benefits achieved still needs to be quantified. <br>Appropriate utilisation is based on many parameters, including medical criteria as well as distance. <br>South Africa is a country characterised by long distances. These distances are no longer an obstacle as regards the delivery of emergency medical services.

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