The sixth Annual Report from the Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Register (OHCAR) been published.

The report show some key messages:
  • an increase in survival to 6.4% for cardiac arrest patients
  • an increase on 9% in the number of patients receiving bystander CPR prior to the arrival of EMS
  • an increase of 3% in the number of patients who had the first shock delivered before the arrival of EMS
  • 22% of patients who survived had defibrillation attempted before the arrival of EMS.

 These are all good news stories and emphasize the importance of early decisive action for the patient and accurate data collection.