Emergency system prospective performance evaluation for cardiac arrest in Lombardia, an Italian region

G. Citerio, D. Galli, G. C. Cesana, M. Bosio, M. Landriscina, M. Raimondi, G. P. Rossi, A. Pesenti

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Abstract

Background: The aim of this research is to evaluate quality of out-of-hospital medical services in our country, using performance indicators and a new computerised database. Methods: (a) Experimental design: Data were collected prospectively in three emergency dispatch centres for 90 days. Follow-up was evaluated at 1 day and 1 month after the event. This paper presents data on the cardiac arrest cohort only. (b) Setting: Three emergency dispatch centres in Lombardia. (c) Patients: One hundred and seventy-eight patients in non-traumatic cardiac arrest were enrolled. (d) Interventions: None. The study was observational only. Results: Mean interval between phone call and arrival on scene was 8.5±3.5 min. BLS manoeuvres were carried out from bystanders only in 15% of the cohort; this was associated with significant mortality reduction (85.7 versus 95.8%, χ2 P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-254
Number of pages8
JournalResuscitation
Volume55
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2002

Keywords

  • Cardiac arrest
  • Emergency medical services
  • Outcome
  • Resuscitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Nursing(all)

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