Letters Improving UK survival after cardiac arrest

Equipping all citizens with the skills and equipment to be lifesavers

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5224 (Published 21 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5224
  1. Andrew S Lockey, honorary secretary1,
  2. David Pitcher, chairman1
  1. 1Resuscitation Council (UK), London WC1H 9HR, UK
  1. andrew.lockey{at}cht.nhs.uk

We agree with Malhotra and Rakhit that improved levels of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and reduced times to defibrillation for all victims of cardiac arrest are vital.1

The Resuscitation Council (UK) and British Heart Foundation (BHF) are jointly funding a research database to identify best practice and improve patient outcomes for those who experience pre-hospital cardiac arrest.2 …

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