Archive - Dec 12, 2012 - Blog entry

Archive - Dec 12, 2012 - Blog entry

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MICR still paying off

Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates Triple For Ariz. FD
STAFF EXPLORER NEWSPAPER
THE EXPLORER (TUCSON, ARIZONA)
CREATED: DECEMBER 11, 2012

Survival rates have more than tripled for cardiac arrest patients in the Northwest Fire District (NWFD) as a result of a new treatment protocol and a close partnership with the University of Arizona Medical Center.

(see article at http://www.firehouse.com/news/10840863/cardiac-arrest-survival-rates-tri...)

Essentially, the overall survival rate has gone from 4.9% to 14.6% for all arrests and from 11.1% to 37.5% for witnessed arrests.

This builds on the MICR work Bobrow et al. published in JAMA in March 2008.
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=181606

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