Paediatric arrest outcomes

A study of out-of-hospital paediatric arrests in Melbourne gives some useful outcome data: overall, paediatric victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survived to leave hospital in 7.7% of cases, which is similar to adult survival in the same emergency system (8%). Survival was very rare (<1%) unless there was return of spontaneous circulation prior to hospital arrival. Sixteen of the 193 cases studied had trauma, but the survival in this subgroup was not specifically documented.

Epidemiology of paediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Melbourne, Australia
Resuscitation. 2010 Sep;81(9):1095-100

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