The present article shows the current neonatal air transport organization and activity in Italy. The results were obtained on the basis of a recent 2019 survey (year of activity 2018) performed by the Neonatal Transport Study Group of the Italian Society of Neonatology. The total number of newborn transports during the year 2018 was 6,464. The air-suitable transports were 512 of 5,852 (8.74%), and among them, 101 of 512 (19.72%) were performed by helicopter and 34 by airplane. Besides the availability of air transport, the interfacility distance, weather and traffic conditions, and rural mountainous roads were the main factors in determining the vehicle choice. Neonatal air transport in Italy is not homogeneously distributed and needs organizational corrections. The high density of neonatal emergency transport services on the national territory indicates the need to overcome the limits imposed by regional administrative borders, thus expanding the geographic area of competence.
Neonatal Air Medical Transportation Practices in Italy : A Nationwide Survey / C. Bellini, L.C. De Angelis, M. Gente, R. Bellu, D. Minghetti, P. Massirio, C. Andreato, F. Mosca, L.A. Ramenghi. - In: AIR MEDICAL JOURNAL. - ISSN 1067-991X. - 40:4(2021 Jul), pp. 232-236. [10.1016/j.amj.2021.03.015]
|Titolo:||Neonatal Air Medical Transportation Practices in Italy : A Nationwide Survey|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/38 - Pediatria Generale e Specialistica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||lug-2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amj.2021.03.015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|