Perhaps the single most important factor is public access to and ability to use defibrillators. Photo: Handout
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Register would help cardiac arrest survival

  • With a low survival rate for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in Hong Kong, any step that would lead to an improvement is a good public investment

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Perhaps the single most important factor is public access to and ability to use defibrillators. Photo: Handout
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A register of cardiac arrests could lead to more life-saving defibrillators being placed in the community. Photo: Alamy

Hong Kong needs cardiac arrest register, say doctors, as city’s survival rate lags United States and Europe

  • A record of all cardiac arrests that take place away from city’s hospitals could raise standards, the doctors argue
  • Tuen Mun consultant leads calls for a register in Hong Kong Medical Journal article
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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A register of cardiac arrests could lead to more life-saving defibrillators being placed in the community. Photo: Alamy
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