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Outcomes After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Treated by Basic vs Advanced Life Support

Ian R. Drennan, ACP, BScHK1,2; Jason E. Buick, MSc, PCP1; Sheldon Cheskes, MD, CCFP, EM, FCFP3
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1Rescu, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3Sunnybrook Centre for Prehospital Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1421-1422. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2103.
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To the Editor Increased scrutiny of advanced life support (ALS) interventions and a refocus on basic life support (BLS) interventions including high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation and rapid defibrillation has prompted reevaluation of the impact of ALS on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survival. For this reason we read with interest the recent article published by Sanghavi et al.1


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August 1, 2015
Henry E. Wang, MD, MS; Douglas F. Kupas, MD
1Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania3Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1421. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2097.
August 1, 2015
Dustin G. Mark, MD; David R. Vinson, MD; Dustin W. Ballard, MD, MBE
1Departments of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, Kaiser Permanente, East Bay, Oakland, California
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Kaiser Permanente, Roseville, Roseville, California
3Marin County, Kaiser Permanente, San Rafael Emergency Medical Services, Department of Emergency Medicine, San Rafael, California
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1422-1423. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2109.
August 1, 2015
Prachi Sanghavi, PhD; Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD; Alan M. Zaslavsky, PhD
1Program in Health Policy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
2Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts3Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston4National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts
2Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1423. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2112.
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