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Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in high-rise buildings: delays to patient care and effect on survival

OPEN CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne | 20 Jan 2016

IR Drennan, RP Strum, A Byers, JE Buick, S Lin, S Cheskes, S Hu and LJ Morrison
Abstract
increasing number of people living in high-rise buildings presents unique challenges to care and may cause delays for 911-initiated first responders (including paramedics and fire department personnel) responding to calls for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. We examined the relation between floor of patient contact and survival after cardiac arrest in residential buildings.
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Residential area, Patient, Ambulance, High-rise, Cardiac arrest, Storey
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