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Operational and Financial Considerations of Using Drones for Medical Support of Mass Events in Poland

  • Marlena Robakowska (a1), Daniel Ślęzak (a2), Anna Tyrańska-Fobke (a3), Joanna Nowak (a4), Piotr Robakowski (a5), Przemysław Żuratyński (a2), Jerzy Ładny (a6) and Klaudiusz Nadolny (a7)...
Abstract
Objective

The implementation of drones in the medical security system requires a proper planning of the cooperation of different services, dividing the area into sectors, assessing potential risks, and other factors. This study refers to the cost analysis of using drones in the medical support of mass events. The aim of this research is to analyze the costs of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) implementation in the mass event medical support system.

Methods

The description includes purchase and maintenance costs of UAVs. The analysis also involves ways of raising funds for projects related to the UAV sector. Apart from the financial aspect, staff and drone operator training issues are the subjects of this analysis as well.

Results

This study is based on a specialist research involving drones and referring to reports on the current situation in Poland and in the world.

Conclusions

The presented funds required for such projects and the way of raising these funds illustrate the range of the project and its requirements. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2018;page 1 of 6)

Copyright
Corresponding author
Correspondence and reprint requests to Mr Daniel Ślęzak, Emergency Medicine Workshop Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical University of Gdańsk, street Mariana Smoluchowskiego 17, 80-214, Gdańsk, Poland (e-mail: daniel.slezak@gumed.edu.pl).
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