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Olle Melander

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Validation of the good outcome following attempted resuscitation score on in-hospital cardiac arrest in southern Sweden

Author

  • Marcus Andreas Ohlsson
  • Linn Maria Kennedy
  • Mark H. Ebell
  • Tord Juhlin
  • Olle Melander

Summary, in English

Background There is a great need for a simple and clinically useful instrument to help physicians estimate the probability of survival to discharge with a good neurological outcome (cerebral performance category, CPC = 1) in cases of in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA). Our aim was to validate the “Good Outcome Following Attempted Resuscitation” (GO-FAR) score in a different country with different demographics than previously investigated. Methods A retrospective observational study including all cases of IHCA who were part of a cardiac arrest registry at Skåne University Hospital in Sweden 2007–2010. Results Two-hundred-eighty-seven patients suffered IHCA during the period. A majority were male and mean age was 70 years. Overall survival to discharge independent of neurological function was 20.2%; 78% of the survivors had CPC = 1 and survival to discharge with CPC = 1 was 15.7%. The area under the receiver operating characteristics curve for the GO-FAR score was 0.85 (CI = 0.78–0.91, p

Department/s

  • Internal Medicine - Epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular Research - Hypertension
  • Cardiology Research Group
  • EXODIAB: Excellence in Diabetes Research in Sweden
  • EpiHealth: Epidemiology for Health

Publishing year

2016-10-15

Language

English

Pages

294-297

Publication/Series

International Journal of Cardiology

Volume

221

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Elsevier

Topic

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems

Keywords

  • Cardiac arrest
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Cerebral performance category
  • IHCA
  • Survival score

Status

Published

Research group

  • Internal Medicine - Epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular Research - Hypertension
  • Cardiology Research Group

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0167-5273