How should in-hospital cardiac arrest survival data be framed?

09/12/2013 | GeriPal blog

Physicians questioned a recent citation of a nearly 60% survival rate at one year for elderly patients who survive in-hospital cardiac arrest, Dr. Eric Widera writes. Letters to the editor in the New England Journal of Medicine and data offered by Dr. John Newman at the University of California, San Francisco, show the one-year survival rate is less than 10% when patients who do not survive until discharge are taken into account.

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