'Event tree' analysis of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest data: confirming the importance of bystander CPR.

@article{Dowie2003EventTA,
  title={'Event tree' analysis of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest data: confirming the importance of bystander CPR.},
  author={Robin Dowie and Helen Campbell and Rachael Donohoe and Patricia Clarke},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2003},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={173-81}
}
OBJECTIVE The British National Service Framework (NSF) for heart disease commended the 'Utstein style' for auditing out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. The NSF also set standards for pre-hospital treatment and response times. To increase the flexibility of Utstein, an 'event tree' technique is proposed as an audit tool. Event trees consist of nodes and branches on which numbers, percentages or probability values are entered. METHODS Using the London Ambulance Service's (LAS) 1997 database on 3… CONTINUE READING