- •Early STRATEVAC is a French military specificity. This political choice ensures that wounded French soldiers are repatriated to France 24 hours after their injury.
- •The French military health service easily deploys an anesthesiologist/intensive care physician to provide medical care during the flight, accepting the risk of overtriage.
- •The majority of severe patients evacuated from the Sahel do not require intensive care during the flight.
- •Greater use of emergency physicians, especially for transporting stabilized patients, would provide more personnel trained in long-distance air transport.
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