Is hospital care of major importance for outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest? Experience acquired from patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest resuscitated by the same Emergency Medical Service and admitted to one of two hospitals over a 16-year period in the municipality of Göteborg.

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AIM To describe patient characteristics, hospital investigations and interventions and early mortality among patients being hospitalized after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in two hospitals. SETTING Municipality of Göteborg, Sweden. PATIENTS All patients suffering an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest who were successfully resuscitated and admitted to… (More)

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