In-flight medical emergencies: time for a registry?
Yale University School of Medicine, Cedar Street TMP3, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
Critical Care 2009, 13:121 doi:10.1186/cc7715
See related research by Sand et al., http://ccforum.com/content/13/1/R3Published: 25 February 2009
When a passenger becomes sick while flying on board a commercial airline flight, the cabin crew commonly solicit the assistance of a volunteer physician. Although in-flight medical emergencies take place every day, little is known about the epidemiology of these events. A new study by Sand and colleagues sheds light on the incidence of specific illnesses that occurred on board commercial flights.