Aeromedical retrievals for gastrointestinal disorders in rural and remote Australia: the need for improved access to specialist advice

Fergus W. Gardiner, Lara Bishop, Kathryn McMahon, Ezekiel U. Nwose, Susan Connor, Jakob Begun, Jane M. Andrews

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Abstract

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) provides medical care to populations without access to traditional health-care services. From 2014 to 2018 the RFDS conducted 6007 (≈1201/year) aeromedical retrievals for gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. More detailed research is needed to determine specific GI disorders that contributed to this caseload, and in particular inform whether the establishment of a GI specialist service is justified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-623
Number of pages5
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Volume50
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2020

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