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Comment & Response
August 2015

Outcomes After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Treated by Basic vs Advanced Life Support

Author Affiliations
  • 1Rescu, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 3Sunnybrook Centre for Prehospital Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1421-1422. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2103

To the Editor Increased scrutiny of advanced life support (ALS) interventions and a refocus on basic life support (BLS) interventions including high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation and rapid defibrillation has prompted reevaluation of the impact of ALS on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survival. For this reason we read with interest the recent article published by Sanghavi et al.1

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