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The investigators will retrospectively examine all patients with out-of-hospital resuscitation by the emergency medical Team (EMT) from the Kantonsspital Winterthur in the year 2013 with a one year follow-up and a structured interview about Quality of life. Furthermore, the costs generated by the local health system are analysed.
The Primary objective of this study is to evaluate the Quality of out-of-Hospital resuscitation by the ambulance Service from the Kantonsspital Winterthur including a 1-year follow-up of the survivors. In this follow-up we evaluate the Quality of life by a validated questionnaire.
The following endpoints will be retrospectively analysed:
time-to-Response Interval; Initial cardiac rhythm; medications given; number of Defibrillations; return of spontaneous circulation, Overall costs for the local health System
Furthermore length of hospital-stay, survival until Hospital discharge, one-year survival, Quality of life one year after resuscitation and total costs will be analysed.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Retrospective
Focus: Outcome After Out-of-hospital Resuscitation
Enrolling by invitation
Kantonsspital Winterthur KSW
Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-12-10T02:38:21-0500
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