Study: 92 Percent of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Victims Die

OHS Occupational Health & Safety

According to a new study, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a leading cause of death among adults in the United States. Approximately 300,000 OHCA events occur each year in the U.S., and approximately 92 percent of people who experience an OHCA die. The study, published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, provides surveillance data on OHCA events that occurred in the U.S. from Oct. 1, 2005, to Dec.

 

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