Is an Ohio island overusing air ambulance?
Call logs show patients being flown off the island for intoxication, an anxiety attack, abdominal pain, fingers caught between two boats, allergic reaction and a thumb laceration
PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio — During the summer, Clevelanders flock to picturesque Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island for fun, food and relaxation.
The island does not have a hospital or doctor at its disposal.
It is staffed with 14 paramedics with at least one available around the clock, year round. They are also equipped with a medical aid center and a pair of fully equipped ambulances.
But, a Channel 3 News Investigation recently found questionable uses for Life Flight from Put-in-Bay, a far more expensive service that can leave patients and insurers with unnecessarily large bills.
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