Receiving hospital characteristics associated with survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Clifton W. Callaway, Robert Schmicker, Mitch Kampmeyer, Judy Powell, Tom D. Rea, Mohamud Ramzan Daya, Thomas P. Aufderheide, Daniel P. Davis, Jon C. Rittenberger, Ahamed H. Idris, Graham Nichol

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Aim: Survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OOHCA) varies between regions, but the contribution of different factors to this variability is unknown. This study examined whether survival to hospital discharge was related to receiving hospital characteristics, including bed number, capability of performing cardiac catheterization and hospital volume of OOHCA cases. Material and methods: Prospective observational database of non-traumatic OOHCA assessed by emergency medical services was created in 8 US and 2 Canadian sites from December 1, 2005 to July 1, 2007. Subjects received hospital care after OOHCA, defined as either (1) arriving at hospital with pulses, or (2) arriving at hospital without pulses, but discharged or died ≥1 day later. Results: A total of 4087 OOHCA subjects were treated at 254 hospitals, and 32% survived to hospital discharge. A majority of subjects (68%) were treated at 116 (46%) hospitals capable of cardiac catheterization. Unadjusted survival to discharge was greater in hospitals performing cardiac catheterization (34% vs. 27%, p=0.001), and in hospitals that received ≥40 patients/year compared to those that received

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)524-529
Number of pages6
JournalResuscitation
Volume81
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2010

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Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Survival
Cardiac Catheterization
Emergency Medical Services

Keywords

  • Catheterization
  • Heart arrest
  • Post-resuscitation care
  • Regionalization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Emergency
  • Emergency Medicine

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Receiving hospital characteristics associated with survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. / Callaway, Clifton W.; Schmicker, Robert; Kampmeyer, Mitch; Powell, Judy; Rea, Tom D.; Daya, Mohamud Ramzan; Aufderheide, Thomas P.; Davis, Daniel P.; Rittenberger, Jon C.; Idris, Ahamed H.; Nichol, Graham.

In: Resuscitation, Vol. 81, No. 5, 05.2010, p. 524-529.

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Callaway, CW, Schmicker, R, Kampmeyer, M, Powell, J, Rea, TD, Daya, MR, Aufderheide, TP, Davis, DP, Rittenberger, JC, Idris, AH & Nichol, G 2010, 'Receiving hospital characteristics associated with survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest', Resuscitation, vol. 81, no. 5, pp. 524-529. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2009.12.006
Callaway, Clifton W. ; Schmicker, Robert ; Kampmeyer, Mitch ; Powell, Judy ; Rea, Tom D. ; Daya, Mohamud Ramzan ; Aufderheide, Thomas P. ; Davis, Daniel P. ; Rittenberger, Jon C. ; Idris, Ahamed H. ; Nichol, Graham. / Receiving hospital characteristics associated with survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. In: Resuscitation. 2010 ; Vol. 81, No. 5. pp. 524-529.
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