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Prehospital randomised assessment of a mechanical compression device in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (PARAMEDIC): a pragmatic, cluster randomised trial and economic evaluation

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Mechanical chest compression devices may help to maintain high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but little evidence exists for their effectiveness. We evaluated whether or not the introduction of Lund University Cardiopulmonary Assistance System-2 (LUCAS-2; Jolife AB, Lund, Sweden) mechanical CPR into front-line emergency response vehicles would improve survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA).Evaluation of the LUCAS-2 device as a routine ambulance service treatment for...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.3310/hta21110

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Deakin, CD More by this author
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Publisher:
National Institute for Health Research Publisher's website
Journal:
Health technology Assessment Journal website
Volume:
21
Issue:
11
Publication date:
2017-04-12
Acceptance date:
2016-05-01
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EISSN:
2046-4924
ISSN:
1366-5278
Pubs id:
pubs:689329
URN:
uri:53ebc618-6a02-4bb7-b1e3-127121661c47
UUID:
uuid:53ebc618-6a02-4bb7-b1e3-127121661c47
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pubs:689329
Language:
English

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