While a survival rate of 7.2% after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is disappointingly low, there is something to be said about perspective.

Yes, the outcome of prehospital resuscitation for OHCA is frequently an emotional conversation with the patient’s family or friends, before resuscitation is discontinued.

On the other hand, how does the chain of survival from EMS to ED, ICU and medical ward compare to other treatments?

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Not too bad, actually.

 

Visit the excellent TheNNT.com for more assessments of common treatments.

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