volume 27, issue 2, P100-107 2018
DOI: 10.1007/s12471-018-1215-0
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Abstract: BackgroundWe evaluated the characteristics of a novel text message system notifying citizen rescuers in cases of out-of-hospital circulatory arrest (OHCA) in the Dutch province of Limburg, including their relation to incidence and survival.Methods and resultsThe study area comprised 2,153 km2 (831 mi2) with 1.12 mio. inhabitants. During the 2‑year study period approximately 9,000 volunteers were registered, about 60% male, 59% with no experience in actual resuscitation, and 27.4% healthcare professionals. The …

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