A prediction model for out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

@article{Pircher2009APM,
  title={A prediction model for out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation.},
  author={Iris R Pircher and Karl-Heinz Stadlbauer and Anette C Severing and Viktoria D. Mayr and Hannes G Lienhart and Beate Jahn and Karl Heinz Lindner and Volker Wenzel},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2009},
  volume={109 4},
  pages={1196-201}
}
BACKGROUND We created a prediction model to be used in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) attempts as a decision tool to omit futile CPR attempts and to save resources. METHODS In this post hoc analysis, we assessed predictive parameters for neurological recovery after successful CPR. The original study was designed as a blinded, randomized, prospective, controlled, multicenter clinical trial. RESULTS We identified 1166 prehospital cardiac arrest patients being treated with advanced… CONTINUE READING
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