Cardiac arrest: a public health perspective.

Abstract

This article reviews out-of-hospital cardiac arrest from a public health perspective. Case definitions are discussed. Incidence, outcome, and fixed and modifiable risk factors for cardiac arrest are described. There is a large variation in survival between communities that is not explained by patient or community factors. Study of variation in outcome in… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.emc.2011.09.003

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