Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for hospital inpatients in Taiwan: an 8-year nationwide survey.

  title={Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for hospital inpatients in Taiwan: an 8-year nationwide survey.},
  author={Ming-Hsien Lin and Li-Ning Peng and Liang-Kung Chen and Tzeng-Ji Chen and Shinn-Jang Hwang},
  volume={83 3},
AIM Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is widely used to treat cardiac arrest, but the success rate has remained unchanged for decades. This study evaluated CPR performance and success rate among hospital inpatients in Taiwan. METHODS National Health Insurance data from 1997 to 2004 of population-based datasets representing 5% of the total hospitalizations in Taiwan were analyzed. CPR and the disease entities of patients receiving CPR were defined according to the International… CONTINUE READING


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