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Every hospital must improve in-hospital resuscitation

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 22 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1421
  1. V M K Bhaskarabhatla (, Research associate, internal medicine associates
  1. Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, USA

    EDITOR—Timely and properly performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation save many lives.1 The first few moments and minutes are all-important.

    Prehospital cardiac care is increasingly being used, and improvements must now be made to in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Health care in hospitals is being increasingly compartmentalised, but provision of cardiopulmonary resuscitation should …

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