Air Ambulance : Effects Of Industry Changes On Services Are Unclear

Author: Gerald L. Dillingham
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: services, unclear, changes, industry, ambulance, effects, air
Number of Pages: 61
Published: 2011-01
ISBN-10: 1437940722
ISBN-13: 9781437940725

Book Description:

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Changes in the air ambulance (AA) industry's size and structure have led to differences of opinion about the implications for AA use, safety, and services. Some industry stakeholders believe that greater state regulation would be good for consumers. While states can regulate the medical aspects of AA, the Airline Deregulation Act preempts states from economic regulation of AA. Other stakeholders view the industry changes as having been beneficial to consumers and see no need for a regulatory change. This report examined: (1) changes in the industry in the last decade and the implications of these changes on the availability of AA and patient services; and (2) the relationship between fed. and state oversight and regulation of the industry.

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