Deteriorating Patient

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Out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survival data for Australia and New Zealand always makes for difficult reading……….

In 2018, there were 22,826 OHCA cases submitted to the Epistry (17,301 in Australia and 5,525 in NZ) with an overall crude incidence of 104.5/100,000 population (Australia:101.8/100,000 population, NZ:114.1/100,000 population). Of these, 17,459 (76%) cases had a presumed medical cause: 65% were male, 80% occurred in the home, 37% were […]