Making Mental Health Aerovac Decisions in Afghanistan: A Field Report
Authors: Richter, Kenneth E.; Jones, David E.; Oliver, David M.
Source: Military Medicine, Volume 177, Number 5, May 2012 , pp. 507-510(4)
This article focuses on the clinical and administrative decision-making processes involved in medevacing psychiatric patients from Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, during major surge operations. This article highlights organizational realities pertaining to the medevac process and offers recommendations for incoming providers to optimize their effectiveness in managing at-risk patients in a combat zone.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2012-05-01
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