Cardiac arrest in private locations: different strategies are needed to improve outcome.

@article{Swor2003CardiacAI,
  title={Cardiac arrest in private locations: different strategies are needed to improve outcome.},
  author={Robert A. Swor and Raymond E. Jackson and Scott Compton and Robert Domeier and Robert Joseph Zalenski and Linda Jinks Honeycutt and Gloria J. Kuhn and Shirley Frederiksen and Rebecca G. Pascual},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={
          171-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND A tremendous amount of public resources are focused on improving cardiac arrest (OHCA) survival in public places, yet most OHCAs occur in private residences. METHODS AND RESULTS A prospective, observational study of patients transported to seven urban and suburban hospitals and the individuals who called 911 at the time of a cardiac arrest (bystander) was performed. Bystanders (N=543) were interviewed via telephone beginning 2 weeks after the incident to obtain data regarding… CONTINUE READING

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