Time delays to reach dispatch centres in different regions in Europe. Are we losing the window of opportunity? - The EUROCALL study

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Nikolaou, Nikolaos; Castrén, Maaret; Monsieurs, Koenraad G.; Cimpoesu, Diana; Georgiou, Marios; Raffay, Violetta; Koster, Rudolph; Hunyadi-Antičević, Silvija; Truhlář, Anatolij; Bossaert, Leo;
  • Journal: Resuscitation (issn: 0300-9572)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2016.10.026
  • Subject: Emergency medical services | Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation | Medical dispatch | Emergency medical service calls | HOSPITAL CARDIAC-ARREST | CARDIOPULMONARY-RESUSCITATION | SURVIVAL | 3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology | Emergency medical services response times | Human medicine | 3121 Internal medicine

Aim: In out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) the start of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) by a single rescuer may be delayed considerably if the total time (TT) to connect the telephone call to the Emergency Medical Communication Centre (EMCC) is prolonged. EUROCAL... View more
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