Resuscitation 2021 Apr 15;163:49-56. Epub 2021 Apr 15.
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, 75 Commercial Rd, Prahran, VIC, 3181, Australia; Alfred Hospital, 55 Commercial Rd, Prahran, VIC, 3181, Australia; St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, 41 Victoria Pde, Fitzroy, VIC, 3065, Australia.
Background: There are 20,000 sudden cardiac arrests (SCAs) in Australia annually, with 90% case-fatality.
Objective: The present study calculated both the health and economic impact of SCAs in Victoria, Australia.
Methods: Data on all SCAs attended by Ambulance Victoria from July 2017 to June 2018 were collected regarding age, gender, and survival to hospital, discharge and 12 months. Read More