The Tiered Response Mobile Intensive Care System in the Managment of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
The tiered response mobile intensive care system has been very successful in the management of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Communities utilizing such a system have reported high resuscitation rates, with as many as 60% of patients with cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation being admitted to hospital . This group of patients had a hospital discharge rate of 30%. This chapter discusses the development of tiered response systems and the factors accounting for successful resuscitation.
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