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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2336/47077
Title:
Resuscitation in Europe: a tale of five European regions
Authors:
Herlitz, J; Bahr, J; Fischer, M; Kuisma, M; Lexow, K; Thorgeirsson, G
Citation:
Resuscitation 1999, 41(2):121-31
Issue Date:
1-Jul-1999
Abstract:
AIM: To describe cardiac arrest data from five emergency medical services (EMS) systems in Europe with regard to survival from an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. METHODS: Based on recommendations from various countries in Europe EMS systems were approached with regard to survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Five EMS systems were asked to report their cardiac arrest data according to the Utstein style. RESULTS: The five selected EMS systems were: Bonn (Germany), Göttingen (Germany), Helsinki (Finland), Reykjavik (Iceland) and Stavanger (Norway). For patients with a bystander witnessed arrest of cardiac aetiology the percentage of patients being discharged alive from hospital in these regions were: 21, 33, 23, 23 and 35. The corresponding percentages for patients fulfilling criteria as above and being found in ventricular fibrillation were: 32, 42, 32, 27 and 55. CONCLUSIONS: Many EMS systems in Europe show extremely good results in terms of survival after an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Some of the results should be interpreted with caution since they were based on relatively small sample sizes. Furthermore, the results from one of the regions (Stavanger) was unit based and not community based.
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dc.contributor.authorHerlitz, J-
dc.contributor.authorBahr, J-
dc.contributor.authorFischer, M-
dc.contributor.authorKuisma, M-
dc.contributor.authorLexow, K-
dc.contributor.authorThorgeirsson, G-
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-06T13:16:52Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-06T13:16:52Z-
dc.date.issued1999-07-01-
dc.date.submitted2009-01-06-
dc.identifier.citationResuscitation 1999, 41(2):121-31en
dc.identifier.issn0300-9572-
dc.identifier.pmid10488934-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0300-9572(99)00045-3-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/47077-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractAIM: To describe cardiac arrest data from five emergency medical services (EMS) systems in Europe with regard to survival from an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. METHODS: Based on recommendations from various countries in Europe EMS systems were approached with regard to survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Five EMS systems were asked to report their cardiac arrest data according to the Utstein style. RESULTS: The five selected EMS systems were: Bonn (Germany), Göttingen (Germany), Helsinki (Finland), Reykjavik (Iceland) and Stavanger (Norway). For patients with a bystander witnessed arrest of cardiac aetiology the percentage of patients being discharged alive from hospital in these regions were: 21, 33, 23, 23 and 35. The corresponding percentages for patients fulfilling criteria as above and being found in ventricular fibrillation were: 32, 42, 32, 27 and 55. CONCLUSIONS: Many EMS systems in Europe show extremely good results in terms of survival after an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Some of the results should be interpreted with caution since they were based on relatively small sample sizes. Furthermore, the results from one of the regions (Stavanger) was unit based and not community based.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6T19-3Y6PVHY-7/2/0c6a6bdf562c3c1522bb8b77dea56b8cen
dc.subject.meshCardiopulmonary Resuscitationen
dc.subject.meshData Collectionen
dc.subject.meshEmergency Medical Servicesen
dc.subject.meshEuropeen
dc.subject.meshEvaluation Studies as Topicen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studiesen
dc.subject.meshHeart Arresten
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMulticenter Studies as Topicen
dc.subject.meshSurvival Analysisen
dc.subject.meshSurvival Rateen
dc.titleResuscitation in Europe: a tale of five European regionsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDivision of Cardiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden.en
dc.identifier.journalResuscitationen

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