OHCA Data Linkage Report produced by RRG
Solving the problem of OHCA is difficult, but in broad terms it is not complicated. There is a high level of international consensus about the steps required. The first of these is to create a registry. To build a mechanism to measure current system performance, identify areas for improvement and track progress. This is not a straightforward process, as the system delivering care to victims of OHCA spans multiple agencies and so assembling meaningful data requires the synthesis of information from a range of ‘silos’.
This report, produced by the Resuscitation Research Group and published by the Scottish Government illustrates how the unique health data architecture in Scotland allows data from a range of discrete sources to be linked, enabling a powerful perspective on OHCA.
A copy of the report can be found here.
The Resuscitation Research Group showcased their latest projects at the recent prehospital research conference in Stirling.
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In the third year after the launch of Scotland’s Strategy for Out- of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest key CPR and survival data are detailed in a Scottish Government published report.
Half of the Scottish adult population do not feel confident administering CPR – and more than a fifth do not know when it is required, according to a collaborative study involving the RRG and the University of Stirling.
New discussion about The Prior Hypothesis, a new model of fluid balance and exchange.
In October 2017 the Holyrood magazine hosted a British Heart Foundation sponsored round table event gathering policy makers and experts to discuss OHCA.
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