Interhospital transfer in low-volume and high-volume emergency departments and survival outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A nationwide observational study and propensity score-matched analysis.

Affiliation

Department of Emergency Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Laboratory of Emergency Medical Services, Seoul National University Hospital Biomedical Research Institute, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Post-resuscitation care of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients often involves inter-hospital transfer (IHT). We aimed to determine the association between IHT and outcomes of OHCA.

Keywords

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest,Outcomes,Patient transfer,