Attended another lecture, event. Was reminded of these survival facts: Return to spontaneous circulation post cardiac arrhythmia out of hospital in Toronto 5%. Return to spontaneous circulation post cardiac arrhythmia out of hospital in Phillidelphia, Seattle, 30%.*
Reason? US cities invest in Automated Defibrillator devices to be carried in police cruisers and used by police officers. The average response time to events by police are about 3-5 minutes, which is within the rescuable time of a cardiac arrhythmia of this nature.
Money well spent…
As I have said before there is a reason outcomes in the US health care system are better than those of the Canadian system. To Obama and all his minions I say this, “If you can prove you can fix the current Medicaid/Medicare system then and only then shall you be allowed to touch private health care.”
Dr. Caillin Langmann, M.D. Ph.D.