In-Flight Medical Emergencies

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For every 604 flights in this country, one will report a medical emergency. Credit blogs.nejm.org

The recent death of an American Airlines pilot on a flight from Phoenix to Boston made headlines. Medical emergencies on board commercial flights are rare, but when they occur, treatment can be difficult.  A University of Virginia physician thought it might be helpful to write an article on the subject.  Sandy Hausman looks at some key points he makes in the New England Journal of Medicine. 

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