A report in Modern Healthcare cites growing concerns with air ambulance services. Rural patients access to specialists must be weighed against the cost and risks of using helicopters to transport them.
The FAA has implementing new safety requirements. Although the number deadly accidents have come down recently there are still high profile tragedies – in December 2011 a heart surgeon and tech were killed and and in August of 2011 a helicopter went down killing three crew members and a patient.
Calculated Risk Advisors works with their healthcare clients to protect against the direct and vicarious liability that comes from accidents when transporting patients, contact a broker today to discuss.