Operational and financial considerations of using drones for medical support of mass events in Poland

Marlena Robakowska , Daniel Ślęzak , Anna Tyrańska-Fobke , Joanna Nowak , Piotr Robakowski , Przemysław Żuratyński , Jerzy Ładny , Klaudiusz Nadolny


Objective The implementation of drones in the medical security system requires a proper planning of the cooperation of different services, dividing the area into sectors, assessing potential risks, and other factors. This study refers to the cost analysis of using drones in the medical support of mass events. The aim of this research is to analyze the costs of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) implementation in the mass event medical support system. Methods The description includes purchase and maintenance costs of UAVs. The analysis also involves ways of raising funds for projects related to the UAV sector. Apart from the financial aspect, staff and drone operator training issues are the subjects of this analysis as well. Results This study is based on a specialist research involving drones and referring to reports on the current situation in Poland and in the world. Conclusions The presented funds required for such projects and the way of raising these funds illustrate the range of the project and its requirements. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2019;13:527-532)
Author Marlena Robakowska
Marlena Robakowska,,
, Daniel Ślęzak
Daniel Ślęzak,,
, Anna Tyrańska-Fobke
Anna Tyrańska-Fobke,,
, Joanna Nowak
Joanna Nowak,,
, Piotr Robakowski (FSS/IPS/DN-ECS)
Piotr Robakowski,,
- Division of Non-European Country Studies
, Przemysław Żuratyński
Przemysław Żuratyński,,
, Jerzy Ładny
Jerzy Ładny,,
, Klaudiusz Nadolny
Klaudiusz Nadolny,,
Journal seriesDisaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, ISSN 1935-7893, e-ISSN 1938-744X, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.50
Keywords in Englishdrones, mass events, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned aerial vehicle, National Centre for Research and Development, high altitude long endurance, short range, close range, mini unmanned aerial vehicle, micro unmanned aerial vehicle, beyond visual line of sight, unmanned aerial vehicle operator, visual line of sight, instructor
ASJC Classification2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 25-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0.000; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.571; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 1.031 (2) - 2018=1.007 (5)
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