Journal article

Long-Term Functional Outcome and Quality of Life Following In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest-A Longitudinal Cohort Study

Gemma M Pound, Daryl Jones, Glenn M Eastwood, Eldho Paul, Carol L Hodgson

CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2022

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the functional outcome and health-related quality of life of in-hospital cardiac arrest survivors at 6 and 12 months. DESIGN: A longitudinal cohort study. SETTING: Seven metropolitan hospitals in Australia. PATIENTS: Data were collected for hospitalized adults (≥ 18 yr) who experienced in-hospital cardiac arrest, defined as "a period of unresponsiveness, with no observed respiratory effort and the commencement of external cardiac compressions." INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Prior to hospital discharge, patients were approached for consent to participate in 6-month and 12-month telephone interviews. Outcomes included the modified Rankin Scale, Bar..

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