1 in 15.63
The odds a person who has an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest will be discharged from the hospital alive are 1 in 15.63 (US, 1973 – 1996).
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Nichol G, Stiell I, Laupacis A, Pham B, De Maio V, Wells G. ‘ A Cumulative Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Defibrillator-Capable Emergency Medical Services for Victims of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest.’ Annals of Emergency Medicine 34 (4.1) 1999: pg 517-525.
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Rosamond W, Flegal K, Furie K, Go A, Greenlund K, Haase N, et al.; American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee. ‘Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics–2008 Update’ Circulation 117(4) 2008: pgs e25-e146.
Population Estimates Program [Internet]. U.S. Census Bureau; Available from: http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php
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Odds more likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 3.42, are rounded to three significant digits. Odds less likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 420.4, are rounded to four significant digits. Trailing zeros after the decimal point are dropped for readability, even though they may still be significant.
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