In-hospital cardiac arrest at Cork University Hospital in 2011

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/597131
Title:
In-hospital cardiac arrest at Cork University Hospital in 2011
Authors:
O’Sullivan, E; Deasy, C
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/597131
Abstract:
We describe the incidence and outcomes of in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) at Cork University Hospital over a one year time period (2011), prior to the implementation of national early warning scoring (NEWS) systems. There were 43 217 coded CUH admissions, in 2011, to 518 in-patient beds. The Hospital In-Patient Enquiry Database was used to identify adults (>/= 18 years) who sustained IHCA. Available Utstein variables were collected. Fifty-two patients were found to be incorrectly coded IHCA. 17 of 63 (27.0%) IHCA survived to discharge. IHCA with shockable rhythm had significantly higher survival. IHCA survival was significantly lower on wards versus any other hospital location. Median days of stay prior to arrest were significantly different between survivors and non-survivors. All survivors (n=17) had intact neurological outcome post-event. Our outcomes from IHCA are poorest on hospital wards when compared to other areas of the hospital. Those that survive have excellent function and one-year survival.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
HEART DISEASE; CARDIAC FUNCTION; ACUTE CARE; HOSPITAL
Local subject classification:
CARDIAC ARREST

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO’Sullivan, Een
dc.contributor.authorDeasy, Cen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-24T14:55:15Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-24T14:55:15Zen
dc.date.issued2016-01en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/597131en
dc.description.abstractWe describe the incidence and outcomes of in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) at Cork University Hospital over a one year time period (2011), prior to the implementation of national early warning scoring (NEWS) systems. There were 43 217 coded CUH admissions, in 2011, to 518 in-patient beds. The Hospital In-Patient Enquiry Database was used to identify adults (>/= 18 years) who sustained IHCA. Available Utstein variables were collected. Fifty-two patients were found to be incorrectly coded IHCA. 17 of 63 (27.0%) IHCA survived to discharge. IHCA with shockable rhythm had significantly higher survival. IHCA survival was significantly lower on wards versus any other hospital location. Median days of stay prior to arrest were significantly different between survivors and non-survivors. All survivors (n=17) had intact neurological outcome post-event. Our outcomes from IHCA are poorest on hospital wards when compared to other areas of the hospital. Those that survive have excellent function and one-year survival.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectHEART DISEASEen
dc.subjectCARDIAC FUNCTIONen
dc.subjectACUTE CAREen
dc.subjectHOSPITALen
dc.subject.otherCARDIAC ARRESTen
dc.titleIn-hospital cardiac arrest at Cork University Hospital in 2011en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceMunsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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