Thomas P Aufderheide

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BACKGROUND Despite its prevalence, survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest remains low. High quality CPR has been associated with improved survival in cardiac arrest patients. In early 2014, a program was initiated to provide feedback on CPR quality to prehospital providers after every treated cardiac arrest. OBJECTIVE To assess whether(More)
BACKGROUND Many studies have shown differences in cardiac care by racial/ethnic groups without accounting for institutional factors at the location of care. OBJECTIVE Exploratory analysis of the effect of hospital funding status (public vs private) on emergency department (ED) triage decision making for patients with symptoms suggestive of acute coronary(More)
AIM Survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OOHCA) varies between regions, but the contribution of different factors to this variability is unknown. This study examined whether survival to hospital discharge was related to receiving hospital characteristics, including bed number, capability of performing cardiac catheterization and hospital volume of(More)
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