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Etiology of in-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest as a predictor of outcome.

  • Author(s): Gordon, James
  • et al.
Abstract

Our comprehensive taxonomy categorizing cardiac arrests by etiology lead to interventions which may prevent arrests, informed conversations with patients and their surrogates in regard to outcome in the event of an arrest, and led to changes in resuscitation strategy (ventilations, defibrillation timing and pressor use) that contributed to improved surviva.

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