Journal article

Establishing the Aus-ROC Australian and New Zealand out-of-hospital cardiac arrest Epistry

Ben Beck, Janet Bray, Karen Smith, Tony Walker, Hugh Grantham, Cindy Hein, Melanie Thorrowgood, Anthony Smith, Tony Smith, Bridget Dicker, Andy Swain, Mark Bailey, Emma Bosley, Katherine Pemberton, Peter Cameron, Graham Nichol, Judith Finn

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a global health problem with low survival. Regional variation in survival has heightened interest in combining cardiac arrest registries to understand and improve OHCA outcomes. While individual OHCA registries exist in Australian and New Zealand ambulance services, until recently these registries have not been combined. The aim of this protocol paper is to describe the rationale and methods of the Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (Aus-ROC) OHCA epidemiological registry (Epistry). METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The Aus-ROC Epistry is designed as a population-based cohort study. Data collection started in 2014. Six ambulance services i..

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