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Updated Economic Analysis of the U.S. Rotary Wing Air Medical Transport Industry

Following the release of an earlier version of this report dated June 2013, Economic & Planning Systems (EPS) discovered that there were errors and inconsistencies in the underlying survey data used to report the economic benefits. After attention was brought to the fact that primary data collected and used from air medical transport (AMT) programs throughout the U.S. contained flaws in reported operational costs and volume (i.e. number of patient transports), EPS requested that the link to the existing study be removed from the MedEvac Foundation’s website until a revision could be prepared. The link below is a revision of that study.

Updated Economic Analysis of the U.S. Rotary Wing Air Medical Transport Industry

Stay tuned for the Foundation’s 2nd Economic Impact Study, currently underway, focusing on hospitals and hospital-based medical transport programs. This new study will examine the impacts that air medical transport and critical care ground transport programs have on the hospitals they serve.

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Annotated Bibliography of Safety Literature

To mitigate risk, define root causes, and improve patient safety in the transport medicine setting, it is necessary to understand the relevant medical and non-medical literature related to transport safety. Formated in an excel spreadsheet, the annotated bibliography will serve as a key resource and reference repository for everyone in the transport medicine community. The document contains a thorough and extensive review of the safety literature related to the following domains:

  • Ground critical care ambulance transport
  • Helicopter medical transport
  • Fixed wing medical transport
  • Human factor errors associated with medical transport
  • Medical errors and complications associated with medical transport
  • Safety culture and safety management systems

The literature review contains results and conclusions for 167 medical transport safety research studies. Click here for the background information on the research project.

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Download the Vision Zero Safety Day Handbook

Vision Zero Tool Box, powered by Airbus Helicopters, is a free exchange of safety tools in a web based central repository.


Safety Day Handbook – A Guide to Planning and Executing an Educational and Informational Program


Clincial Resources

CCT CORE LogoThe Critical Care Transport Collaborative Outcomes Research Effort (CCT CORE) is a multicenter research group, assembled to advance the science of air and ground CCT. The group is led by an open-membership Steering Committee. CCT CORE and all studies highlighted in the website were funded by research grants from MedEvac Foundation:

  • Airway Study
  • TREAT Fx Study
  • Adverse Event Taxonomy
  • EMS Safety Attitudes Questionaire Study


Air Medical Services: Critical Component of Modern Healthcare Systems (2011)

Air Medicine: Accessing the Future of Health Care (2006), translated into 10 languages: