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Occupational medicine support for international air carriers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2137329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although aviation medical support to flight deck crews and cabin staff has been the subject of numerous articles, information about occupational medical support to ground crews, maintenance personnel, and other behind-the-lines personnel who help to "keep them flying" has rarely been presented. This report discusses the occupational medical support provided by six major U.S. international air carriers. Each carrier arranges for medical support of employees through a variety of health care systems, ranging from an airline medical department to total use of contract medical services. Approximately 70% of the airline personnel are non-flying and consequently come under the provisions of classical occupational medical services. Further, many of the flying personnel who may have sustained injuries or illnesses as a result of their aviation occupation also are managed in classical occupational medicine terms. Several airline medical directors interviewed estimate that 65% or more of their professional time is concerned with classical occupational medicine activities rather than aviation medicine programs as usually defined. A major challenge to international air carriers is the numerous jurisdictional arenas concerned with workers' compensation regulations and law under which they operate.
R L DeHart
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aviation, space, and environmental medicine     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0095-6562     ISO Abbreviation:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Publication Date:  1990 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-03-12     Completed Date:  1990-03-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501714     Medline TA:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-70     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Department of Family Medicine, Oklahoma City 73190.
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MeSH Terms
Aerospace Medicine*
Insurance, Health
Occupational Health Services
Occupational Medicine*
United States
Workers' Compensation

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