Celine Gounder has responded five times to “Is there a doctor on board the plane?” In three of the cases, it was a true emergency. Airline systems are woefully under prepared to deal with medical situations.
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Gounder, C. Medical Emergencies at 40,000 Feet. 2013. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/04/medical-emergencies-at-40-000-feet/274623/