Journal article

The formula for survival in resuscitation

Eldar Soreide, Laurie Morrison, Ken Hillman, Koen Monsieurs, Kjetil Sunde, David Zideman, Mickey Eisenberg, Fritz Sterz, Vinay M Nadkarni, Jasmeet Soar, Jerry P Nolan

RESUSCITATION | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2013

Abstract

The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) Advisory Statement on Education and Resuscitation in 2003 included a hypothetical formula--'the formula for survival' (FfS)--whereby three interactive factors, guideline quality (science), efficient education of patient caregivers (education) and a well-functioning chain of survival at a local level (local implementation), form multiplicands in determining survival from resuscitation. In May 2006, a symposium was held to discuss the validity of the formula for survival hypothesis and to investigate the influence of each of the multiplicands on survival. This commentary combines the output from this symposium with an updated illustr..

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