Case Studies

Rescue Medicine has been supporting federal government and U.S. corporations operating in remote international environments for over 25 years.

Continuity of critical infrastructure

Continuity of critical infrastructure is a primary mission of Rescue Medicine. During the 2003 SARS epidemic, Rescue Medicine implemented health security programs such as infrared scanning of employees in Asia. These programs prevented forced facility closures by the Government of China and Singapore

25 Years of Data on Expatriate Health Care

After 25 years Rescue Medicine has developed a electronic database tracking 45,000 Expatriate Life Years, and implemented health security programs that have reduced expatriate violent death by 24% and MEDEVAC by 88% in Africa and Asia.

Expatriate Life Year Database

Rescue Medicine’s Expatriate Life Year database and the Expatriate Health Risk Algorithm identify health risks for mitigation. This cohort analysis of 9 high-risk countries demonstrated the need for aggressive pre-deployment cardiac screening and motor vehicle accident prevention protocols.  

Rescue Medicine Medical Ambassador programs

Rescue Medicine Medical Ambassador programs train and support foreign military humanitarian relief providers, and deliver quality medical care to thousands of international employees and family members at low cost and in compliance with Western medical standards. 

Industrial First Responder

Rescue Medicine’s Industrial First Responder program provides emergency medical and rescue training to local workers employed on projects in Africa and Asia; the program has reduced workplace fatalities by 26%. 

Identification of Health Risks

Rescue Medicine MEDEVAC case logs identified foreign- manufactured SUVs as a key factor in severe injury and death in Asia, prompting a intervention program that reduced motor vehicle-accident injury and death by 68% and reducing MEDEVACs by 31% for a savings of $6M US over a 4-year period. 

Field Data Collection During Disease Outbreaks

During a suspected Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2013, Rescue Medicine team members compiled vital clinical data from the patients, which was  provided to the Kinshasa School of Public Health, the DRC Ministry of Health, and the World Health Organization.  Collected data included levels of creatinine, INR, ALT, and lactate in 9 patients over 12 days. 

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