Long-term outcomes in elderly survivors of in-hospital cardiac arrest.

@article{Chan2013LongtermOI,
  title={Long-term outcomes in elderly survivors of in-hospital cardiac arrest.},
  author={Paul Chan and Brahmajee K. Nallamothu and Harlan M. Krumholz and John A Spertus and Yan Li and Bradley G. Hammill and Lesley H. Curtis},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={368 11},
  pages={1019-26}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about the long-term outcomes in elderly survivors of in-hospital cardiac arrest. We determined rates of long-term survival and readmission among survivors of in-hospital cardiac arrest and examined whether these outcomes differed according to demographic characteristics and neurologic status at discharge. METHODS We linked data from a national registry of inpatient cardiac arrests with Medicare files and identified 6972 adults, 65 years of age or older, who were… CONTINUE READING
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