Regional variation and outcome of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (ohca) in Finland – the Finnresusci study

@inproceedings{Hiltunen2012RegionalVA,
  title={Regional variation and outcome of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (ohca) in Finland – the Finnresusci study},
  author={Pamela Hiltunen and Markku Kuisma and Tom Silfvast and Juha Rutanen and Jukka Vaahersalo and Jouni Kurola},
  booktitle={Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine},
  year={2012}
}
BackgroundDespite the efforts of the modern Emergency Medical Service Systems (EMS), survival rates for sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) have been poor as approximately 10% of OHCA patients survive hospital discharge. Many aspects of OHCA have been studied, but few previous reports on OHCA have documented the variation between different sizes of study areas on a regional scale. The aim of this study was to report the incidence, outcomes and regional variation of OHCA in the Finnish… CONTINUE READING

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