Increasing cardiopulmonary resuscitation provision in communities with low bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation rates: a science advisory from the American Heart Association for healthcare providers, policymakers, public health departments, and community leaders.

  title={Increasing cardiopulmonary resuscitation provision in communities with low bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation rates: a science advisory from the American Heart Association for healthcare providers, policymakers, public health departments, and community leaders.},
  author={Comilla Sasson and Hendrika Meischke and Benjamin S. Abella and Robert A. Berg and Bentley J. Bobrow and Paul K.S. Chan and Elisabeth Dowling Root and Michele Heisler and Jerrold H. Levy and Mark S. Link and Frederick A. Masoudi and Marcus Eng Hock Ong and Michael R. Sayre and John Rumsfeld and Thomas D. Rea},
  volume={127 12},
There are approximately 360 000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) in the United States each year, accounting for 15% of all deaths.1 Striking geographic variation in OHCA outcomes has been observed, with survival rates varying from 0.2% in Detroit, MI,2 to 16% in Seattle, WA.3 Survival variation can be explained in part by differing rates of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), a vital link in improving survival for victims of OHCA. For every 30 people who receive bystander CPR… 

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