Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

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Abstract

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), with its high fatality rate, is a significant public health issue. The aetiology of OHCA is reviewed, and management strategies are discussed, including the 'chain of survival', the Utstein method of data collection, and recent developments in advanced cardiac life support emphasising defibrillation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-76
Number of pages4
JournalThe Medical Journal of Australia
Volume172
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2000

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