To describe an effective methodology for the investigation of prehospital cardiac arrest in large cities.
Observational cohort study.
New York City emergency medical services system.
All cardiac arrests dispatched by the 911 system between October 1,1990, and March 31,1991.
Trained paramedics performed immediate postarrest interviews with prehospital and hospital care providers using a standardized data collection instrument.
Of 3,239 consecutive, confirmed cardiac arrests in which resuscitation was attempted, 2,329 (72%) were of cardiac etiology.
Information was sought for 15 of the 17 core events and times recommended by the Utstein Consensus Conference.
Mots-clés Pascal : Arrêt cardiocirculatoire, Période préhospitalière, Collecte donnée, Epidémiologie, Méthodologie, Homme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Cardiopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cardiocirculatory arrest, Prehospital period, Data gathering, Epidemiology, Methodology, Human, Cardiovascular disease, Heart disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0562136
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 09/06/1995.