Out-of-Hospital Resuscitation: Have We Gone Too Far?
Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 2006 November-December; 21(6): 445-450
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The LA Story: What Happened After a New Policy Allowing Paramedics to Forgo Resuscitation Attempts in Prehospital Cardiac Arrest Grudzen, Corita R; Hoffman, Jerome R; Koenig, William J; Boscardin, John; Lorenz, Karl A; Asch, Steven M (2010-06)BACKGROUND: Despite potential harm to patients, families, and emergency personnel, a low survival rate, and high costs and intensity of care, attempting resuscitation after prehospital cardiac arrest is the norm, unless ...
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