WHO Research into Global Hazards of Travel (WRIGHT) Project
Final Report of Phase I
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ISBN-13    9789241595537 ISBN-10    9241595531
Order Number    19300219 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    10.00 / US$    12.00 Developing countries:    CHF    7.00
English     2007        24   pages
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Given that increasing numbers of people embark on international and domestic air travel every year, the issue of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in air travellers is of significant concern. In March 2001, the World Health Organization convened an international meeting on air travel and venous thrombosis at which experts on VTE and representatives of airline companies, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the European Commission and consumer groups participated. The objectives were to review the scientific information concerning air travel and VTE, identify gaps in knowledge and develop priority areas for research. This booklet presents the final findings of phase I of this report.