Roger M Boyle

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OBJECTIVE To report on the effectiveness of an initiative to reduce deaths from sudden cardiac arrest occurring in busy public places. SETTING 110 such places identified from ambulance service data as high risk sites. PATIENTS 172 members of the public who developed cardiac arrest at these sites between April 2000 and March 2004. 20,592 defibrillator(More)
From April 2000 to November 2002, the Department of Health (England) placed 681 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in 110 public places for use by volunteer lay first responders. An audit has been undertaken of the first 250 deployments, of which 182 were for confirmed cardiac arrest. Of these, 177 were witnessed whilst 5 occurred in situations that(More)
BACKGROUND Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) operated by lay persons are used in the UK in a National Defibrillator Programme promoting public access defibrillation (PAD). METHODS Two strategies are used: (1) Static AEDs installed permanently in busy public places operated by those working nearby. (2) Mobile AEDs operated by community first(More)
Determination of the number of patients served by a family practice is important for health services delivery and research. A sound estimate of the practice population should enhance the patient management responsibilities of the family physician. This methodology uses the Age/Sex Register to provide a series of estimations of a "teaching" unit population.(More)
AIMS To quantify the determinants of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) performance in England and Wales between 2004 and 2007. METHODS AND RESULTS All 8653 primary PCI cases admitted to acute hospitals in England and Wales as recorded in the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP) 2004-2007. We studied the impact of the volume(More)
The following recommendations are made: 1 Existing centres undertaking angioplasty should increase their activity, and the target figure of 400 PTCA procedures per million of the United Kingdom population should be achieved by the end of 1996-97, or immediately thereafter. 2 Angioplasty centres should be appropriately equipped to undertake PTCA safely and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess parental decision making in the acquisition of an infant walker and the influences surrounding that decision. DESIGN/METHODS Caretakers of children attending a residents' continuity practice during a one month period were invited to participate in a structured interview to assess various aspects of infant safety. Ten questions(More)