PMID: 45671Oct 1, 1978

Evaluation of cardiac arrests managed by paramedics

S A LauterbachR Levy


The effectiveness of cardiac resuscitations by Cincinnati paramedics was monitored for one year. The outcome of every arrest was assigned to one of four categories: dead on arrival, died in the emergency department, died in the hospital or discharged alive, and each patient was followed until death or discharge from a hospital. Of the 147 people in the study group, 22 left the hospital alive, a long-term success rate of 15%, and another 26 died during hospitalization, 18% of the study population. This data is comparable to success rates reported by other prehospital care systems. Furthermore, this data indicates approximately 15% of people who have cardiac arrests outside of a hospital can survive through prompt intervention by trained personnel.


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