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2011
May
Emergency medicine journal : EMJ
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survival in rural Northwest Ireland: 17 years' experience
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SAVES, the name used to describe a register of survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), was established in rural Northwest Ireland in 1992. From 1992 to 2008, 80 survivors were identified (population 239 000 (2006)). Most incidents were witnessed (69/70) and all were in shockable rhythm at the time of first rhythm analysis (66/66). Of 66 patients who could be traced, 46 were alive in December 2008. Average survival rates appeared to increase over the lifetime of the database. SAVES has also contributed to the development of a national OHCA register.
DOI 10.1136/emj.2009.082784
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