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Using a cardiac arrest registry to describe out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and inform future strategy.

posted on 2017-02-13, 23:52 authored by Deasy, Conor
This PhD thesis highlights the importance of cardiac arrest surveillance using a registry in the OHCA chain of survival. The use of a registry in driving a quality agenda and improving patient outcomes is emphasised.A key variable in OHCA survival is the denominator by which it is calculated; the OHCA registry is used to examine performance and outcomes in different age groups and aetiology subgroups of OHCA. The thesis demonstrates how a registry can be used as a tool for measuring key changes such as the impact of new guidelines and significant protocol changes. The thesis highlights how a registry can facilitate randomised controlled trials and reduce the required resources for factors such as patient follow-up in trials.


Principal supervisor

Peter Cameron

Additional supervisor 1

Karen Smith

Additional supervisor 2

Stephen Bernard

Additional supervisor 3

Linton Harriss

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

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Doctor of Philosophy

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Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences

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