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Comment on: “The effect of prehospital critical care on survival following out of hospital cardiac arrest: A prospective observational study”

ter Avest, E., Bateman, D. and Lyon, R.M. (2019) Comment on: “The effect of prehospital critical care on survival following out of hospital cardiac arrest: A prospective observational study” Resuscitation.

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Abstract

We read the article “The effect of pre-hospital critical care on survival following out of hospital cardiac arrest: A prospective observational study”1 with great interest. The authors should be complimented for their effort to answer the question whether or not pre-hospital critical care teams contribute to the survival of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients. In their study, they could not demonstrate a positive association between pre-hospital critical care and survival to hospital discharge, which was their primary endpoint. Although a couple of reasons for the lack of benefit from pre-hospital critical care for OHCA are provided, we think several important explanations remain unmentioned in the article.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
ter Avest, E.
Bateman, D.
Lyon, R.M.r.lyon@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 15 October 2019
DOI : 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2019.09.034
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2019. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Additional Information : Letter in response to https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2019.08.008
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 06 Nov 2019 10:41
Last Modified : 06 Nov 2019 10:48
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/853053

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