Aeromedical transfer of preterm labor patients.

J. W. Van Hook, T. G. Leicht, C. L. Van Hook, P. L. Dick, Gary Hankins, C. J. Harvey

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Obstetric patients are transported by air quite frequently. We evaluated transport times, obstetric outcomes, air-versus-ground transport costs, and related data on 22 helicopter aeromedical transports of pregnant patients with preterm labor. We found no significant differences between patients who delivered and those who did not when comparing transport time (167.1 +/- 41.9 minutes versus 177.1 +/- 56.2 minutes), air distance of transport (122.9 +/- 44.8 miles versus 143.6 +/- 23.8 miles), and other outcome measures. No deliveries occurred in flight. Air transport costs were significantly greater than estimated ground transfer ($4613.64 +/- $581.12 versus $604.02 +/- $306.38; P < .01). Two-way air transfer of preterm labor patients over moderate distances is more costly than contracted ground transfer costs at our institution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-90
Number of pages3
JournalTexas Medicine
Volume94
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1998

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Premature Obstetric Labor
Air
Costs and Cost Analysis
Obstetrics
Aircraft
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

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Van Hook, J. W., Leicht, T. G., Van Hook, C. L., Dick, P. L., Hankins, G., & Harvey, C. J. (1998). Aeromedical transfer of preterm labor patients. Texas Medicine, 94(11), 88-90.

Aeromedical transfer of preterm labor patients. / Van Hook, J. W.; Leicht, T. G.; Van Hook, C. L.; Dick, P. L.; Hankins, Gary; Harvey, C. J.

In: Texas Medicine, Vol. 94, No. 11, 11.1998, p. 88-90.

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Van Hook, JW, Leicht, TG, Van Hook, CL, Dick, PL, Hankins, G & Harvey, CJ 1998, 'Aeromedical transfer of preterm labor patients.', Texas Medicine, vol. 94, no. 11, pp. 88-90.
Van Hook JW, Leicht TG, Van Hook CL, Dick PL, Hankins G, Harvey CJ. Aeromedical transfer of preterm labor patients. Texas Medicine. 1998 Nov;94(11):88-90.
Van Hook, J. W. ; Leicht, T. G. ; Van Hook, C. L. ; Dick, P. L. ; Hankins, Gary ; Harvey, C. J. / Aeromedical transfer of preterm labor patients. In: Texas Medicine. 1998 ; Vol. 94, No. 11. pp. 88-90.
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