No improvement in cardiac arrest survival after CPR

07/2/2009 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

A study of Medicare records found survival rates for cardiac arrest patients who received CPR in a hospital are about 18%, no better than they were a decade ago. Researchers said blacks had survival rates 25% lower than whites. Men, seniors and people admitted to the hospital from nursing homes also had lower survival rates after CPR.

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