Journal article

Royal Flying Doctor Service Coronavirus Disease 2019 Activity and Surge Modeling in Australia.

Fergus W Gardiner, Hannah Johns, Lara Bishop, Leonid Churilov

Air Medical Journal | Published : 2020

Abstract

Objective: There is a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. We aimed to describe the characteristics of patients transported by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) for confirmed or suspected COVID-19 and to investigate the surge capacity of and operational implications for the RFDS in dealing with COVID-19. Methods: This was a prospective cohort study. To determine the characteristics of patients transported for confirmed or suspected COVID-19, we included patient data from February 2, 2020, to May 6, 2020. To investigate the surge capacity and operational implications for the RFDS in dealing with COVID-19, we built and validated an interactive operations area-level discrete event..

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