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Table 2 The definition of each type of mission

From: Characteristics of patients treated by the Danish Helicopter Emergency Medical Service from 2014-2018: a nationwide population-based study

Air lifted patientsMissions where the HEMS physician escorted the patient in the helicopter to the hospital
Ground escorted patientsMissions where the HEMS physician escorted the patient in an ambulance to the hospital
Assisted patientsMissions where HEMS attended the patient and assisted the ground crew (ambulance and RRV) but did not escort the patient
Aborted missionsMissions cancelled in-flight before reaching the scene
Rejected missionsMissions where take-off from the base did not occur