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Do neighbourhoods in Vancouver and surrounding areas demonstrate different rates of bystander CPR and survival for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest?

Authors
  • Barbic, David1
  • Klinkenberg, Brian2
  • Grunau, Brian1
  • Christenson, Jim1
  • 1 *Departments of Emergency Medicine,University of British Columbia,Vancouver,BC.
  • 2 †Department of Geography,University of British Columbia,Vancouver,BC.
Type
Published Article
Journal
CJEM
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2018
Volume
20
Issue
1
Pages
53–67
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1017/cem.2016.384
PMID: 27748215
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

This is the first GIS-based study to examine OHCA in a single large Canadian centre. Clustering of OHCA consistent with areas of high population density was observed. Distance of transport was a significant predictor of survival with FNS for patients with OHCA. This may have important implications for future emergency medical services deployment and dispatch decision-making, and public policy initiatives.

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