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JUN 03, 2013 - Futurity

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Is there a doctor on the plane? Probably

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — In-flight medical emergencies are relatively uncommon and when they do occur, fellow passengers or flight attendants take care of the situation with help from medical professionals on the ground.A new study examined records of in-flight medical calls from five domestic and international airlines to the University of Pittsburgh’s STAT-MD Communications Center, a 24-hour medical service directed by physicians, between January 1, 2008, through October 31, 2010.

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