Are fixed-wing aircraft the right fix for patient transport?
from By Mark Huber
While there will always be a need for helicopter EMS, particularly in urban areas, the industry is increasingly looking at fixed-wing solutions as cost pressures mount. While hospital-based programs still use helicopters to corral market share, fixed-wing transport is becoming a more popular option, particularly with doctors and patients who want choices and with cost-cutting insurance companies. Fixed-wing air ambulances are, of course, not a new idea.
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